46 new COVID-19 cases among health workers on June 9, while positive individuals almost 30,000

From June 8 to 9, there are 46 new cases among health workers, bringing the total to 2,787. With the 518 COVID-19 cases reported, the new cases among health workers make up 9% of cases on June 9. Meanwhile, the 26 new recoveries on June 9 make up 26% of the 99 total recoveries reported on the same period.

The confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 9 is 22,992. However, those who have tested positive is nearing 30,000, now at 29,928 reported on the same day (latest data/report available). The validation backlog or those that the DOH have yet to confirm to include in the confirmed number of cases is at 6,936.

The number of health workers infected with severe COVID-19 who the Department of Health (DOH) said will receive compensation has gone down from 79 to 42 to just 19. This was announced when DOH reported on June 9 that it has issued 32 checks and delivered 30 of them to the families of healthcare workers who perished due to COVID-19, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s June 9 deadline. The Health Agency said it has also distributed all 19 checks for the health workers.

With 32 who died and 19 severe cases eligible, only 1.8% of the health workers who contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty will be compensated by the government under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

 

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