DOH: 63 more doctors, health workers in PH confirmed for COVID-19; total at 2,669

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 02 2020 07:43 PM

MANILA — The number of health workers confirmed positive for COVID-19 went up by 63 on Monday, according to the Department of Health COVID-19 report.

From 2,606 the day before, the total went up to 2,669 as of June 1.

This means that 14.32% of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are health workers. This percentage is lower than the previous week’s, although still substantial. At the time when it was still at 13%, the World Health Organization expressed concern because of the relatively high rate compared to neighboring countries.

The DOH also saw 36 new recovered health workers, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,438.

The number of COVID-related deaths remained at 32, after the DOH recorded on Saturday a doctor among the fatalities. 

Overall, active cases are now at 1,199. Of those, 997 have mild symptoms while one is considered a severe case. The remaining 201 are considered asymptomatic.

On Monday, the DOH did not mention the tally of health care workers with COVID-19 at its regular televised briefing. 

Based on the graph included in the report, the number of health workers with COVID-19 has declined starting May although there were some spikes during the latter part of the month. 

Of all health workers with COVID-19, 980 are nurses, 727 are doctors, 173 are nursing assistants, 109 are medical technologists, 55 are radiologic technologists and 332 are non-medical staff working at health facilities.