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32,000 patients leave home quarantine for hospitals

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After the government mandated mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients to isolate in designated facilities, some 32,000 patients have left home quarantine to avail themselves of proper care and treatment, according to Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, according to a report by CNN Philippines.

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issued the directive in late September for all mild and symptomatic patients. Exceptions are given only to those who are vulnerable, have comorbidities, or are in areas where isolation centers are in full capacity.

The IATF made the decision to prevent further spike in cases, as authorities noted an increased viral transmission in households after some of those infected decided to isolate at home.


Galvez said the 32,000 are mostly residents of Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Central Luzon.

"Kung hindi po 'yan nailabas at nadala sa mga hotels ay magmu-multiply po 'yan. Baka meron po tayong active cases na more than 100 (thousand)," Galvez said in an IATF meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.

[Translation: If we weren't able to bring them to hotels (which serve as quarantine facilities), that would multiply. We may have over 100,000 active cases by now.]

As of Oct. 14, the Department of Health tallied 346,536 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. Of this number, 293,860 have recovered while 6,449 have died, bringing the Philippines' active cases or currently ill patients to 46,227.

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