1,062 Healthcare Workers Have Contracted COVID-19 in the Philippines

The Department of Health announced this Wednesday, April 22, that a total of 1,062 healthcare workers across the Philippines have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Healthcare Workers Appeal for Mass Testing Among Their Ranks) The Health Department broke down the total tally of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19. Of the 1,062 cases, there […]

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The Department of Health announced this Wednesday, April 22, that a total of 1,062 healthcare workers across the Philippines have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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(Healthcare Workers Appeal for Mass Testing Among Their Ranks)

The Health Department broke down the total tally of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19. Of the 1,062 cases, there are 422 doctors, 386 nurses, 30 medical technologists, 21 radiological technologists, 51 nursing assistants, and 152 other medical personnel such as administrative staff and barangay health workers.

26 have succumbed to the disease, 19 of them being doctors.

As of April 22, the DOH recorded a total of 6,710 COVID-19 cases in the Philippines with 693 recoveries and 446 fatalities.

The Philippine Medical Association previously said the healthcare workers would be better protected from COVID-19 with more personal protective equipment available to them.

The World Health Organization similarly expressed concern over the number of infected healthcare workers in the Philippines and will be working with the DOH to discern if a shortage of PPEs is causing the trend.

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