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Health workers with COVID-19 now 1,859; no new deaths reported


The number of health workers who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to 1,859, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire also announced that total recoveries among healthcare workers has climbed to 380.

Meanwhile, the number of fatalities remained at 34 after no new deaths were recorded on Tuesday.

Among the infected healthcare workers, 1,445 are active cases or undergoing treatment or quarantine.

The DOH noted that nearly 20 percent or one out of five COVID-19 cases in the country are medical professionals.

The Philippines has recorded 10,004 cases with 1,506 recoveries and 658 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon. —LDF, GMA News

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