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Doctor at Asian Hospital dies in fight vs COVID-19 pandemic


Another doctor has died on duty while fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a Facebook post on Monday, the Asian Hospital and Medical Center announced the passing of Dr. Mary Grace Lim. She was 40 years old.

"Sorrow befalls upon our hospital as we have lost one of our own in the fight against this pandemic," the post read.

Lim worked at the Department of Emergency Medicine and Quality Management Department.

"We have lost a remarkable doctor, a good friend, and mentor to our budding health care workers," the hospital said.

"We promise her and our countrymen, now more than ever, that we will remain unfazed and will keep on fighting to finally put an end to this pandemic."

On Saturday, five doctors at Sampaloc Hospital in Manila tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Philippine Medical Association, at least 10 doctors have died due to COVID-19.

As of Sunday, the Philippines has 3,246 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 152 deaths and 64 recoveries. --MGP, GMA News

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