The Case Of Covid-19 At The Lung Center Is Under ControlAugust 4, 2022
The Case Of Covid-19 At The Lung Center Is Under Control – Kuri007
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The management of the Lung Center in the Philippines announced that the number of hospitalized patients is still under control and according to the doctor, the number of patients hospitalized in their hospital is still low.
“Acceptance, I think we are still under control, no, our occupancy is about 30 percent,” according to Dr. Randy Joseph Castillo, the head of the COVID Triage Task Force of the said hospital and added, most of those admitted to the hospital are not vaccinated or have not received their booster.
“That’s why we always say and we see in practice that patients with boosters, especially when there are 2… are the ones who can be accepted,” said Castillo.
If you recall, the Department of Health (DoH) announced on Tuesday that the highly infectious COVID-19 omicron BA.2.75 subvariant has entered the country.
According to the Department of Health, these patients are reported to be from Western Visayas but their travel history and where they were exposed is yet to be confirmed.
The subvariant, also called “Centaurus” because of its rapid spread, was first discovered in India in May this year.
“Obviously based on studies and experience from other countries, this is more contagious and this has more immune evasion compared to BA.5. There is no evidence that it caused a serious disease,” said DoH OIC Maria Rosario Vergeire.
There were 24,100 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country from July 25 to 31, based on the latest data from the DoH.
In total, there are 3,780,178 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 2020, and the death toll is 60,737, according to the agency.
Meanwhile, the DoH has not seen any reason for the Philippines to tighten or close its borders even after the country received its first case of monkeypox.
“Even the WHO (World Health Organization) has announced that this virus, the threat of this virus is low to moderate. And they said there is no need to stop trade, there is no need for us to impose restrictions,” said Vergeire.
According to Vergeire, the government is ready to respond if the number of monkeypox cases increases in the country. It is said that this includes the preparation of medical staff and facilities, as well as the increased ability to test laboratories in different parts of the country.
Currently, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa can test about 1,000,000 samples a day per monkey. Because of this, only those with symptoms such as fever and skin sores are tested.
Unlike COVID-19, which is easily contagious, pox is contracted through skin-to-skin contact, using the bedding of a person with pox or prolonged face-to-face contact with a sick person.