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DOH’s shocking new announcement elicits comments from celebrities

July 30 recorded the highest new COVID cases but also the highest new recoveries with 38,075 added in a day.

  • Celebrities react to recent COVID-19 updates from DOH.
  • It was because of a mass recovery adjustment that tagged mild and asymptomatic cases as recovered.

On July 30, the Philippines recorded the highest single-day increase of new COVID-19 patients with 3,954 cases added, the Department of Health (DOH) stated. Out of the new cases 1,320 were said to be newly validated while 2,634 were ‘late’.

This brings the total cases in the country to 89,374.

But what has been the talk of the town is what DOH reported as the highest number of recoveries in a day with 30,075. The sudden increase of recoveries was said to be “due to the enhanced reconciliation efforts with local government units through Oplan Recovery,” the DOH said.

The DOH addressed this by using a digital platform called COVIDKaya, which allowed hospitals and laboratories to directly input their data into a central database.

“On July 15, the data team implemented a ‘mass recovery’ adjustment wherein all mild and asymptomatic cases have been re-tagged as recovered with an endorsement from the regional offices which resulted around 5,000 additional recoveries,” the DOH added.

This has given rise to questions from netizens and celebrities.

Kapuso star Gabbi Garcia showed her reaction by using a meme on Twitter.

Singer Khalil Ramos was also seemingly disappointed by the news.

Bea Binene then advised everyone to take care always as the number of cases continues to rise.

“Lord help,” Mike Navallo wrote in a tweet.

Navallo then shared an explanation regarding the sudden rise of recoveries in the country.

On the other hand, Frankie Pangilinan criticized the government’s plan to do door-to-door testing as it can possibly spread the virus even faster.

DOH stated that data on recovery reconciliations will be reported every 15 days which means that the recovery spike might happen every two weeks.

Written by J M

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