87.2% Covid-19 cases have recovered — DOH

Friday, October 2nd, 2020. Filed under: News

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) — The government’s COVID-19 task force stood by its decision to place Metro Manila and six other areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) next month, Malacañang said Friday.

Aside from Metro Manila, the cities of Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban and Iligan, as well as the provinces of Batangas and Lanao del Sur will also be under GCQ from November 1 to 30, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

“Wala pong nagbago doon sa naanunsyo na quarantine guidelines ng ating Presidente,” said Roque.

The rest of the country will be under modified general community quarantine.

It was President Rodrigo Duterte who announced the quarantine classifications on Monday, but the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) reviewed the list on Thursday in light of the appeals of some local government units.

The Philippines has so far reported 376,935 COVID-19 cases, with 7,147 deaths.

Meanwhile, the government’s COVID-19 task force has allowed the University of the Philippines College of Medicine to resume its face-to-face clinical internship program, Malacañang said Friday.

Roque said the internship will take place at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila. The PGH is administered by state-run UP.

The university had also disclosed plans to establish an extension of the PGH inside the UP main campus in Diliman, Quezon City to expand the health facility’s existing capacity and create an additional training ground for more aspiring doctors. (MNS)

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MANILA, Oct 31 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported that 330,457 individuals, or 87.2 percent of the country’s total coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, have recovered after 636 new recoveries were recorded.

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said the percentage is out of the country’s 378,933 total Covid-19 cases, 94.4 percent of which were mild and asymptomatic.

Of the country’s total cases, 10.9 percent or 41,291 are active cases, with 2,006 new cases logged for the day.

The majority of these active cases, or 83.3 percent, are showing mild symptoms, while 11.1 percent are without symptoms, 3.6 percent are in critical condition, and 2 percent are experiencing severe symptoms.

The province of Batangas reported the highest number of new infections with 124, followed by Cavite with 121, Quezon City with 105, Rizal with 89, and Bulacan with 81.

Some 38 new deaths were also reported, bringing the total number of the country’s casualties from Covid-19 to 7,185 or 1.9 percent of the total Covid-19 infections.

The DOH also reported that the country has a relatively high number of beds and other facilities available to Covid-19 patients.

About 54 percent of the country’s 1,900 beds in intensive care units are unoccupied, along with 58 percent of 13,500 isolation beds and 65 percent of 5,900 ward beds, while 77 percent of the country’s 2,000 ventilators are available.

The department reminded the public that all cemeteries and memorial parks are closed until November 4, as ordered by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in its Resolution 72.

It noted that these establishments are closed to prevent overcrowding and avoid the further transmission of the virus. (MNS)

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