Iza Calzado recovers from COVID-19, thanks supporters for prayers

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) — Actress Iza Calzado has fully recovered from COVID-19. She thanked her supporters for praying for her all throughout her fight with the viral disease.

Iza tested positive for the new coronavirus disease on March 28, her manager confirmed.

“I guess, I just want to express how grateful I am and then I would forever be expressing that,” she told CNN Philippines.

Her husband, Ben Wintle, also expressed his gratitude for their family, friends, and supporters.

“It’s obviously great to have people praying for us and messaging us,” Ben said.

Iza narrated her experience of getting diagnosed and her story of recovery. She said that her early symptoms were dry throat, and cough, but she did not have high fever yet on the onset of the disease.

However, she refused to share about the specific treatments she received at the hospital, as advised by her doctor.

“I was told by my doctor that perhaps; it would not be wise to disclose what they give me because people might start buying them and taking them on their own.”

The Health Department reported 414 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in the country Monday, raising the total number at 3,660. There are now 163 fatalities, and 73 recoveries.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 1,277,000 people, according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 global tracker. Of these, over 69,500 resulted in death, with Italy so far recording the highest number of fatalities. Meanwhile, some 264,000 patients have already recovered from the disease worldwide.