Bacolod CHO updates report on COVID-19 cases
The Bacolod City Health Office released an updated report on the total COVID-19 cases in the city. As of April 20, there are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 patients: one admitted, five on home quarantine, and one death. There are also two recoveries. Meanwhile, there are 117 still waiting for their results and 35 persons under monitoring (PUMs) actively monitored by the government. 2,528 PUMs have already completed their 14-day quarantine. Lastly, there are three persons under investigation (PUIs) in the city .
WHO raises alarm to nations that the worst is yet to come
WHO Director General Tedros Afhanom Ghebreyesus warned country leaders that “the worst is yet ahead of us” as some countries are easing restrictive measures against COVID-19. Although Tedros did not specify why the coronavirus could get worse, some people believe that it will cause an alarming spread in Africa where the health care systems are least developed. In a report from John Hopkins University, the virus has infected almost 2.5 million and killed over 116,000 people around the world. Tedros urged the country leaders to not to lift restrictions and lockdowns too quickly, also indicating that the coronavirus is similar to the Spanish flu in 1918 that killed 100 million people .
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