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Duque eyes 98 percent recovery rate on COVID-19 patients

Gabbie Parlade



The Philippines is targeting to reach about 98 percent recovery rate among coronavirus patients, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III disclosed on Saturday.

And this can only be achieved if health protocols are religiously followed. He took note that at present, the recovery rate is at 92 percent.

Duque noted that public adherence to minimum health standards remains to be the main solution in keeping the infection at a low rate but emphasized that consistency is the key.

This also came after the Philippines reported one of its lowest single-day tally of new cases on Friday which he mentioned should be sustained further.

“Nasusunod ng mga kababayan natin…lalo na sa minimum health standards..pero sana dapat mas consistent pa…at sana mas mapababa pa natin lalo yung cases natin,” he said.

He said the attack rate or number of infections per 100,000 population has decreased in recent weeks as the country remains at the lower range of the moderate risk level.

Despite this, specific areas such as Davao, Metro Manila, Quezon City and Manila City are among the areas being monitored after seeing a slight increase in their number of cases.