Another huge batch of recoveries from coronavirus disease under the “Oplan Recovery” program of the Department of Health (DOH) will be reported on Sunday, the agency announced.
Last July 30, the DOH reported a sharp increase in recoveries of over 38,000. It said 37,166 of these survivors or “time-based recoveries” were listed through its program.
Oplan Recovery was implemented by the DOH “to monitor the statuses of confirmed COVID-19 cases, particularly deaths and recoveries to ensure that our data is updated and accurate.”
The department announced that it will also begin reporting time-based recoveries every Sunday.
Time-based recoveries refer to patients released from isolation after a certain number of days of quarantine and after symptoms have disappeared upon a doctor’s assessment.
However, this time-based strategy does not include immunocompromised patients, the DOH clarified, since they are required to undergo another swab test to determine if they have recovered from the illness or not.
Health Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire assured that regional officers will continue to check the status of the patients before including them in the list of recoveries.