July 1, 2021

The case fatality rate for PH Covid-19 cases continues to be low: Palace

Following the emergence of the Philippines as a hotspot for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Western Pacific, the government said on Wednesday that the country’s cumulative case fatality rate remained low at 1.7 percent.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the low Covid-19 case mortality rate may be credited to the efforts of medical front-liners in treating coronavirus-infected people.

In his comments, Roque said that the Philippines continues to dominate the Western Pacific area when it comes to the number of overall Covid-19 infections, daily cases, and fatalities.

At response to a question regarding whether he knew anything about it, Roque replied in a news conference in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, that he didn’t know anything. The incidence of case fatalities at our hospital has been constant at 1.7 [percent], which is lower than the global average of about 2.1 [percent].”

According to data released on the official website of the World Health Organization (WHO)-Western Pacific Region on Tuesday, the Philippines topped the list of Western Pacific nations with the highest Covid-19 infection rates, with a total case count of 1,403,588 cases.

The Philippines was the second most infected country, with 796,829 overall Covid-19 infections.

On Tuesday, the Philippines recorded about 4,479 new Covid-19 cases.

There are 50,037 ongoing Covid-19 cases in the nation, with 1,333,464 recoveries and 24,557 deaths.

The total number of Covid-19 fatalities reported on Tuesday equates to a 1.74 percent case fatality rate for the year.

According to Roque, the nation is “ahead of the rest of the world” when it comes to Covid-19 therapy.

As a result, he added, “we should constantly express our gratitude to our medical front-line workers since” obviously, in terms of treatment, we are ahead of the rest of the world, which explains our lower than average death rate of 1.7 percent.”

Roque went on to say that if all Filipinos are immunized against Covid-19, the country would reach a mortality rate of “zero.”

“Ang bakuna po, bagama’t ito’y hindi garantiya na hindi na kayo magkaka-Covid, ito ay garantiya naman na hindi kayo magkasakit ng seryoso o di kaya mamamatay dahil sa Covid,” he said. “Ang bakuna po, bagama’t ito So, if we want to achieve zero mortality, we should all work together to achieve it. (While the vaccination does not promise that we will not contract Covid-19, it does ensure that we will not develop severe symptoms and that we will not die as a result of Covid-19 infection.) If we want zero mortality, then let us all be vaccinated),” he said emphatically.”

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