2,369 health care workers infected with COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:55 PM May 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of healthcare workers who have been infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has risen to 2,369, according to data released on Sunday by the Department of Health (DOH).

In its daily report on COVID-19, DOH said 1,118 of the total have already recovered, while the number of deaths remained at 31.


Of those infected with the virus, DOH said 866 are nurses; 676 are physicians, 143 are nursing assistants, 88 are medical technologists and 43 are radiologic technologists.

Also infected were 294 non-medical personnel.


Health workers still account for 17%  of the total number of COVID-19 cases nationwide.

The Philippines has so far recorded more than 14,000 COVID-19 cases, of whom 868 have died and 3,249 have recovered.


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