DOH: 6,735 PH medical frontliners get COVID-19

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MANILA, Philippines — A total of 6,735 healthcare workers in the Philippines have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the Department of Health’s (DOH) said in its latest data released on Friday.

The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among medical frontliners was due to the 80 additional infections the DOH reported on Wednesday, August 26.

Of the 6,735 COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers, 6,070 have already recovered, including 36 new recoveries.

Meanwhile, there are 625 active cases.

Of these active cases, 407 are mild cases, 213 were asymptomatic, three are in severe condition while two are critical cases.

The DOH also reported 40 deaths among medic…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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