May 18, 2024

The Department of Health said 28 more healthcare workers contracted the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19), bringing the number of affected frontliners to 2,480 as of May 28.

Of this number, 1,221 are active cases; 1,229 are recoveries; while 31 are deaths.

In a virtual presser, Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire said no new deaths among healthcare workers were reported since May 10.

Malaking tulong ang ating strict enforcement of infection prevention and control measure sa ating mga hospital sa pagsisiguro ng kaligtasan ng ating mga frontliners,” she said.

Of the active cases, she added that none were in critical condition but 273 are asymptomatic, 946 have mild symptoms, and two are in severe condition.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs has registered 24 new Covid-19 infections among Filipinos abroad, bringing the tally to 2,845.

The total number of recoveries also increased to 947 after 11 new recoveries were logged on May 29.

Six new fatalities were recorded in Europe and the Middle East, bringing the death toll to 340 – two in the Asia-Pacific region, 91 in Europe, 97 in the Middle East/Africa, and 150 in the U.S.

Currently, 1,558 overseas Filipino Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment.

“The DFA personnel in our foreign service posts continue to  monitor the status of the Filipino community abroad and work to safely repatriate more of our stranded nationals home,” the DFA said.

As of May 28, more than 30,000 Filipinos have returned to the Philippines amid the health crisis, 10,403 of whom are land-based workers while 20,138 are seafarers from 97 cruise ships. PNA release