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Sep 14, 2020

Almost 500 Persons Have Recovered from COVID-19

Marvin Manzanero

A total of four hundred and ninety-two persons have also recovered from COVID-19. The recent statistics show that between Saturday and Sunday, fifty-four and thirty-four patients have recovered from the virus respectively. DHS Manzanero says that the increasing numbers in this area were anticipated and that the definition of a recovered case has also changed.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“We are noticing that the green segment in that infographic is starting to be an increasing number. And that was anticipated because if you recall, the surge of cases that we had in the beginning of August, going into the third-fourth week, those you would anticipate to start the recovery process fourteen days after. That’s what the infographic has basically been reflecting over the last three days. I believe Saturday was the biggest day in a single day that you recover the most cases. I think we had fifty-four. We anticipate that that is going to happen. Also understand that the definition of what is a recovered case has also changed for the last two weeks. So once you get a negative swab that person is considered to have been recovered. We are still seeing patients who are going beyond twenty-one, twenty-eight days so we will go back and review those parameters as well because beyond fourteen days, the literature is going to tell you that people are not routinely going to be infectious; that they are not really passing on active viral forms, if you will. That it is mostly viral particles that you are picking up or residue once you have gone beyond the twenty-one days.”

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