Duque ‘hero’ in fight against COVID-19 – Duterte

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“Compared with other countries, which is not really the time to make comparisons, but we’re doing good in the fight against COVID and Secretary Duque is the hero there,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his address to nation on May 3.

“Gusto kong sabihin sa ating mga kababayan, when you try to figure out the actual numbers of the COVID cases, ‘yong na-contaminate, recovering tapos nakalabas na, kindly pagaralan ninyo kung ilan ang nagkasakit at ilan ang gumaling,” President Duterte said.

In his report, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the current total COVID-19 recoveries is 975,234 which translates to recovery rate of 91.81 percent.

Duque also noted that current total number of deaths is 17,525 which translates to case fatality rate 1.65 percent.