WATCH: What are the chances of recovery from COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients are likely to recover, an official from the World Health Organization said, citing current statistics.
According to a Stand For Truth (SFT) report by Bhea Docyogen, a total of 65,763 people out of 119,132 patients in the world have recovered from COVID-19.
The numbers were based on a report from the Johns Hopkins University last Wednesday.
"If you're looking at a mortality rate, you are talking of less than three percent [figure]. This is much lower than previous coronavirus infections," the WHO Philippines representative Dr. Rabi Abeyasinghe said in a press conference.
Rok, an Italy-based traveler who recently caught the coronavirus disease during one of his trips to Morocco, shared in a vlog that he was on his way to recovery.
In the vlog, he talked about what happened after he tested positive for the COVID-19.
"I don't have headache. I'm not coughing. I don't have fever. The only thing is, I feel like I have a minor cold that can be heard in my voice," Rok said.
"After four nights in the hospital, they released me here, home and now I'm in a separate room, and I'm remaining here in isolation," he added.
Meanwhile, Connor Reed, a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Wuhan, China, described his experience.
"The problem with coronavirus is it happens in different stages and it gets better before it gets worse. In my particular case, it started out with a cold," he said.
"From the cold, it progressed into a flu. Now, with the cold, I got better before I got worse. So the cold symptoms disappeared and I had the flu. From the flu, that's when I got better, and that's when I got hit with pneumonia, and that was the time I went to the hospital," Reed added.
Of the numbers of COVID-19 patients, Abeyasinghe said that this was expected to increase.
"We are expected to see more numbers [of patients who have tested positive]. That doesn't actually mean that this infection probably is more infectious than SARS," he said.
On Saturday, the country has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number to 64.
Recently, a WHO official declared that the COVID-19 can be now be considered a pandemic. —Angelica Y. Yang/LBG, GMA News