Doctors, nurses, health workers with COVID-19 reach 3,122

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 22 2020 01:17 PM

MANILA — Health workers infected with COVID-19 in the Philippines increased by 253 cases from last week, according to the Department of Health. 

Meanwhile newly recovered health workers were at 396 from June 14 to 20. COVID-related deaths remained at 33.

It has been a week since the DOH stopped including the data on health workers in its daily situationer report for COVID-19. This coincided with the new format of the report.

The DOH resumed releasing such information after media requested that it be included again in the situationer.

The last data release on cases among health workers was as of June 13. 

On Sunday, the DOH released the new breakdown as of June 20. 

There are now just 854 active cases among health workers although the DOH no longer released information on how many were mild or severe cases.

Of those who were infected since the start of the outbreak, 1,126 are nurses, 811 are doctors, 212 are nursing assistants, 122 are medical technologists, 62 are radiologic technologists, 45 are midwives, 33 are respiratory therapists and 21 are pharmacists. 

There are also non-medical staff from health units included in the count. These are 201 administrative staff, 94 utility staff, 49 dietary staff, 35 drivers, 29 barangay health workers, 19 security guards and 12 caregivers.

The DOH has said before that there are now fewer health workers testing positive for COVID-19. 

With more than 29,000 people in the Philippines testing positive for COVID_19 as of June 20, 1 in 10 cases are health workers.