Anti-CoVID-19 Pandemic

3.7K healthcare facilities offer Covid-19 vaccination

MANILA – Vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is offered at more than 3,000 healthcare facilities nationwide.In a media briefing Tuesday, Department of Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that local government units have decided to integrate Covid-19... Read More

PH daily average of new Covid cases down by 6% as of Jan. 15

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 6 percent from Jan. 9 to 15, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.In its latest case bulletin, the DOH noted the daily infections decreased to 419 in the recent week from 447... Read More

NCR Covid-19 positivity rate dips to 3.7%

MANILA – The positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the National Capital Region (NCR) further dropped to 3.7 percent as of Jan. 14.The region’s positivity rate a week ago, on Jan. 7, was 5.8 percent."Low positivity rates... Read More

PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 39%

MANILA – The daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases decreased by 39 percent from Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 1, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.From 813 daily infections recorded from Dec. 19 to 25, 2022, the number went down to 494 in the recent week.The latest... Read More

Daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 25%

MANILA – The daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has decreased by 25 percent from Dec. 19 to 25, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.From 1,082 per day recorded from Dec. 12 to 18, the number went down to 813 daily in the recent week.The latest case bulletin... Read More

NCR Covid-19 positivity rate down to 11.5%

MANILA – The positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the National Capital Region (NCR) further decreased to 11.5 percent as of Dec. 24.The region’s positivity rate a week ago, on Dec. 17, was 13.9 percent."In Luzon,... Read More

NCR Covid positivity rate dips to 13.9% as of Dec. 17

MANILA – The positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the National Capital Region (NCR) decreased to 13.9 percent as of Dec. 17.OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David on Monday said the figure is a 0.5-point decrease from 14.4... Read More

PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases up by 7%

MANILA – The daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has increased by 7 percent from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.From 7,731 per day recorded from Nov. 21 to 27, the number went up to 8,292 daily in the recent week.The latest case... Read More

DOH backs audit of Covid-19 vax deals

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) said Friday it supports the conduct of a special audit of loans granted by lending firms for the procurement of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid)-19 vaccines.In a media forum, DOH officer-in-charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire disclosed they have... Read More

Covid-19 cases may reach 2.3K per day by end of December: DOH

MANILA – The country’s tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections could be as high as 2,294 per day by the end of December, according to the Department of Health’s (DOH) projection.In a Kapihan forum on Tuesday, DOH Epidemiology Bureau Director Dr. Alethea de Guzman... Read More

No evidence that BQ.1 causes severe Covid-19

MANILA – There is no proof showing that the Omicron BQ.1 subvariant causes more severe type of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an infectious disease expert said Monday.In a televised public briefing, Department of Health (DOH) Technical Advisory Group member Dr. Edsel Salvaña... Read More

DOH assures RITM personnel employment in proposed CDC

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has assured personnel of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) that they would not lose their jobs once the bill on the establishment Center for Disease Control is enacted into law.“We assure our personnel in RITM, nobody will lose... Read More

DOH detects 1st 14 cases of BQ.1 in PH

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday confirmed that it has detected the “highly transmissible and immune-evasive” Omicron BQ.1 subvariant in the country.In a media forum, DOH officer in charge Maria Rosario Vergeire reported 14 new cases of the BQ.1 subvariant have... Read More

DOH studies benefits of 3rd booster, bivalent jabs as add'l dose

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) is still looking into pieces of evidence showing the benefits of administering a third booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.In a media briefing on Friday, DOH officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the government ensures the effectiveness and... Read More

PHAPI recommends extension of state of calamity due to Covid-19

MANILA – The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PHAPI) has recommended the extension of the national state of calamity due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), set to expire in December.“Sa tingin po natin dapat ituloy pa iyan kahit siguro until the first... Read More

NCR Covid-19 positivity rate spikes to 9.2%: OCTA

MANILA – The weekly positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), in the National Capital Region (NCR) increased to 9.2 percent as of November 22.Over Twitter on Wednesday, OCTA Research Group fellow Guido David said the figure marks a... Read More

Study state of public health emergency lifting carefully: expert

MANILA – The lifting of the state of public emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) by year-end must be studied thoroughly, an infectious diseases expert said Tuesday.In a televised public briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante emphasized that placing the country under a state of... Read More

Daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 12% from Nov. 14-20

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has decreased by 12 percent from Nov. 14 to 20, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.From 1,296 per day recorded from Nov. 7 to 13, the number went down to 1,143 daily in the recent week.The latest case bulletin... Read More

P15.6 billion worth of Covid-19 vaccines wasted: DOH

MANILA — More than 31 million shots or PHP15.6 billion worth of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines were wasted so far, a health official said Monday.In a radio interview, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said 24 million doses were wasted because of short... Read More

PH vax efforts to get $5-M add’l boost from US

MANILA – The Philippines' vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will get a USD5 million additional support from the United States.The announcement was made by Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff during an activity in Caloocan City on Monday, the US Embassy in Manila... Read More