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WATCH: 1st COVID-19 patient to recover at Laguna hospital receives warm applause

/ 09:29 AM March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines  — Sounds of warm applause from medical staffers greeted the first patient of a hospital in Laguna to recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2.

In a 45-second clip shared by Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center on Facebook, an elderly woman can be seen receiving heartwarming applause as she was being wheeled along a line of  healthcare personnel.

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“Heartwarming applause for our 1st cured and recovered (COVID-19) patient. The patient was discharged after two negative tests,” the video’s caption read.

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“Kudos to our frontline workers and medical professionals!” it added.

To date, the Philippines has so far recorded 1,418 COVID-19 cases.

Of the number, 71 have died while 42 patients have recovered.

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