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Isko Moreno welcomes Sta Ana hospital’s new record of highest COVID-19 recoveries

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is elated as Sta. Ana Hospital’s occupancy rate for COVID-19 cases is now at 38 percent, which is considered an all-time low for the hospital since the start of the pandemic.

As of Wednesday, September 23, the number of COVID-19 patients at the hospital was at 35.

“Resulta ito ng tuloy-tuloy na serbisyo ng ating mga magigiting na frontliners, nagbunga ang araw-araw nilang sakripisyo matiyak lang ang kaligtasan ng ating mga kababayan during the pandemic,” Moreno said in a statement.

The mayor said the reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases means the local government is on the right track in fighting the pandemic.

Sta. Ana Hospital Director Dr. Grace Padilla noted that early detection of COVID-19 made it easier for the hospital to cater to patients who tested positive.

“A lot of factors helped us achieve this small victory. Early detection thru real time testing via cartridges based RT-PCR laboratory, immediate admission to address the present problems and innovative management in the Sta Ana Hospital Manila Infectious Disease Center,” Dr. Padilla said.