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IATF approves policy on reckoning of COVID-19 recoveries


The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on Thursday approved the time-based reckoning of COVID-19 recoveries.

In a resolution, the IATF mandated the Department of the Interior and Local Government to inform local government units (LGUs) that counting for the 14-day isolation of mild and asymptomatic cases shall begin on the date of onset of illness or specimen collection.

The IATF also directed the submission of “accurate, complete, and timely reports” to the Department of Health through COVID-Kaya system, including the updating of health status and outcomes of patients upon discharge, recovery, or death by all hospitals, LGUs and disease reporting units.

The guidelines were recommended by the Department of Health.

The Philippines has logged a total of 89,374 COVID-19 cases with 65,078 recoveries and 1,983 deaths as of Thursday afternoon. — BM, GMA News