DOH: COVID-19 recoveries now at 2,337



May 15 ------ The Department of Health (DOH) reported 86 more patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on May 14, Thursday. There are now a total of 2,337 recoveries among COVID-19 patients, the DOH said in its latest case bulletin. One of the factors for the increasing number of recoveries is that healthcare workers in the country now have better knowledge in managing patients afflicted with the dreaded disease, said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in a press briefing. “As we move along with this pandemic, our doctors now know… what to do and how to manage (patients). Mas marami na tayong kaalaman ngayon as compared [to] before na talagang nagulat lahat ang medical community with this disease (We are more knowledgeable now as compared to before, when the entire medical community was taken by surprise),” said Vergeire. “Tandaan natin, walang gamot sa sakit na ito. Tandaan din natin walang bakuna. So,ang ating mga doktor they do symptomatic or supportive management. Pero ngayon, with the evolution of all these in science, alam na ng mga doktor natin kung paano i-manage ang mga pasyente (Remember, there is no cure or vaccine for this disease yet. So our doctors do symptomatic or supportive management. But now, with the evolution of all these in science, our doctors already know how to manage patients),” she added. Meanwhile, the DOH also reported 258 new confirmed cases, pushing the county’s total to 11,876. Of the new cases, majority were found in the National Capital Region, with 188 cases. The remaining 70 cases were recorded in other regions. Eighteen more patients have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities nationwide to 790. As of May 13, the global tally of COVID-19 cases stood at 4,170,424, including 287,399 deaths, the World Health Organization said. Source: mb.com.pn