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1,140 more health workers get COVID-19; total rises to 8,494

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported that 1,140 more health workers contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) over the past week, raising the total to 8,494 as of September 12.

In its daily COVID-19 report, the DOH said total recoveries among health workers climbed to 7,710 after 1,094 more recovered from the respiratory disease, while the death toll climbed to 56 with 16 new fatalities.

The other 728 medical workers are active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine.

The five medical professions with the highest number of COVID-19 cases are nurses with 2,935 infections, doctors with 1,613, nursing assistants with 656, medical technologists with 383, and midwives with 192 cases.

Over 500 other non-medical personnel such as utility workers, security guards, and administrative staff were also included in the tally.

The Philippines logged 261,216 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon.  — DVM, GMA News

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