Decline in COVID-19 death rate due to quarantine, social distancing of highly vulnerable elderly people

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Published June 3, 2020, 4:30 PM

By Analou De Vera

The decrease in the number of reported deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country can be attributed to the less number of those people—considered as vulnerable—being admitted to the hospitals, a former president of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) said.

A police officer (R) walks past passengers queueing up at a train station in Manila on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Citing the Department of Health’s (DOH) data, former PSMID president Dr. Rontgene Solante said that most of the confirmed cases in the country are within the 20 to 40 age group.

Solante noted that 70 percent of those who died due to

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