COVID-19 death rate dips
The the number of deaths due to the Covid-19 continues to go down, the Department of Health said.
DOH Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Covid-19 mortality rate in the Philippines continues to be on a downward trend after the Philippines recorded on June 1 its lowest number of mortalities in a single day since early March.
She added the average number of deaths recorded per day has been dropping over the past few weeks.
“Magmula sa average na 25.3 deaths kada araw noong simula ng Abril, bumaba na tayo sa 1.6 deaths kada araw sa katapusan ng Mayo,” said Vergeire.
She said the steady decrease in the number of recorded deaths per day is an indicator that the country’s health system is successfully coping with the pandemic and the different hospitals and facilities are now able to manage cases more effectively thereby preventing more patients from progressing to severe disease and expiring.
“Kung patuloy na bumababa ‘yung bilang ng mga kaso at ‘yung mga namamatay, dito natin matutukoy ang trend ng epidemic sa ating bansa. At kung alam natin ang nagiging pattern ng epidemic, mas makakapag-desisyon tayo ng tama base sa datos at ebidensya na mayroon tayo.”
Vergeire reiterated the importance of observing minimum health standards such as appropriate use of PPE, physical distancing, cough etiquette, and proper hygiene to stay safe and healthy amid the ongoing pandemic. – DOH release