Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

By the Staff

MANILA – The number of recoveries in the country from the killer coronavirus disease on Thursday (14 May 2020) continued to improve as the Department of Health registered anew a good count of patients discharged from COVID-19 hospital confinement.

The DOH tallied 86 more new survivors as of 4 p.m. Thursday, and their count further improved to 2,337 even as many Filipinos continue to pray for their countrymen fighting the disease to get well soonest.

And while others fared better during confinement, it was sad to note that 18 patients gave up the fight, pushing the stats in fatalities to 790.

News cases were monitored to be at 258 with the National Capital Region registering anew the biggest number of 188 or 73% of the total count for the day while Region 7 (Central Visayas) chipped in 16 (6%) and the combined count from other Regions at 54 or 21%.

The total number of cases now stand at 11,876.

The DOH also reported that healthcare workers afflicted by the disease is now pegged at 2,165 including 737 recoveries and 35 deaths.

The health agency also said that there are now 29 accredited laboratories capable of processing samples.

At least 182,412 individuals have undertaken COVID-19 tests the DOH said.

The NCR (Metro Manila), Cebu City and Laguna will all be under modified enhanced community quarantine beginning May 16 to further slow the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization released a statement saying the new coronavirus may never be wiped out entirely and people around the world will have to learn to live with it.

“This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away,” Michael Ryan, WHO’s emergencies director, said. (ia/

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