Over 1,500 health workers in PH contract COVID-19; 232 recover, 32 die
MANILA, Philippines — More than 1,500 healthcare professionals in the country have been confirmed to have the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), of which 232 were able to recover while 32 succumbed to the disease.
The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 1,552 healthcare workers who tested positive for the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, 37% or 571 of which are nurses, while 35% or 548 are physicians or doctors.
Below is the breakdown of the rest of the healthcare workers who were confirmed to have COVID-19:
Nursing assistants – 97
Medical technologists – 60
Radiologic technologists – 30
Respiratory therapists – 18
Midwives – 17
Pharmacists – 11
Others – 200
The DOH said 232 healthcare professionals were able to beat the disease while 32 have succumbed to it, including 24 doctors and seven nurses.
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