90 Filipino healthcare workers in US succumb to COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — A study by The Guardian and Kaiser Health News showed that over a third of the number of healthcare workers who died in the United States due to COVID-19 are immigrants. Most of them were from the Philippines.
Market and consumer data company Statista cited the study in a report published on Tuesday.
According to data cited by Statista, The Guardian, and Kaiser Health News found that as many as 2,921 healthcare workers died in the US last year due to the virus. Out of the sum, researchers gathered information on the country of origin of 660 people.
The majority or 421 cases of death among healthcare workers were individuals from the US. Ninety (90) immigrant healthcare workers from the Philippines also died last year. Meanwhile, 12 deceased US healthcare workers were originally from Haiti, 12 from Nigeria, and nine from Mexico.
“In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially reported that 928 healthcare workers died from Covid-19 up to 17 December, a figure it admitted is likely an undercount,” Statista noted. [ac]
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