Anti-CoVID-19 Pandemic

NCIP, DOH address vaccine hesitancy in IP communities

MANILA – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) will join forces with the Department of Health to address vaccine hesitancy in IP communities.Pablito Gonzales of the National Committee on Central Cultural Communities (NCCC) said during Monday’s Laging Handa public briefing... Read More

Daily average of new Covid-19 cases in PH down 10%

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 10 percent from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 2,556 per day recorded from Sept. 19 to 25, the number decreased to 2,288 daily in the recent week.The latest case... Read More

NCR Covid-19 positivity rate at 18.9%, highest since June: OCTA

MANILA – The positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR), or the number of people testing positive for Covid-19, increased slightly to 18.9 percent as of September 29.It is the highest in NCR since June, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said in a message to... Read More

DOH sees rise in Covid-19 hospital admissions in 6 metro cities

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) is seeing an increase in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) hospital admissions in six Metro Manila local government units (LGUs).In a media briefing Thursday, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said closely monitored are the... Read More

Cebu, Metro Cebu remain 'low risk' for Covid-19

MANILA – Cebu province and Metro Cebu remain under low risk classification for Covid-19 as the no mask policy experiment remains implemented for over two weeks now, the OCTA Research Group said Wednesday.In a message to reporters, OCTA Research Group fellow Ranjit Rye said new cases in Cebu... Read More

NCR reaches 50% of target for 1st booster coverage

MANILA – About 5,067,530 Filipinos in the National Capital Region have received their first booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Sept. 23.In a statement Wednesday, Department of Health-Metro Manila Center for Health Development regional chief Gloria Balboa said the tally is 50.17 percent... Read More

PH detects 1,238 add'l Omicron, 9 new Delta cases

MANILA – The country has detected 1,238 more cases of four Omicron subvariants and nine new cases of Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.The DOH said 1,200 of the total count for the Omicron subvariants are BA.5 cases, 33... Read More

Over 66K booster doses given on 1st day of special vax week

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has administered 66,576 first booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the Visayas and Mindanao on the first day of the Special Vaccination Week.The vaccination week started Sept. 26.“Mayroon ding inclement weather sa ibang bahagi ng Visayas kaya... Read More

Daily average of new Covid-19 cases in PH up 22%

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went up by 22 percent for the period Sept. 19 to 25, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 2,101 per day recorded from Sept. 12 to 18, the number increased to 2,556 daily in the recent week.The latest case... Read More

NCR Covid-19 positivity rate now 18.5%: OCTA

MANILA – The positivity rate -- the number of people testing for Covid-19 -- in the National Capital Region (NCR) increased to 18.5 percent as of Sept. 24 from last week’s 15.7 percent, the OCTA Research Group said Monday.“This has already exceeded the positivity rate of 17.5... Read More

DOH holds ‘Bakunahang Bayan’ to ramp up booster coverage

MANILA – The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in the Calabarzon Region will further intensify its Covid-19 booster coverage with the “Bakunahang Bayan: PinasLakas Special Vaccination Days” in Trece Martires City, Cavite starting Monday.Ariel Valencia,... Read More

Easing border restrictions risky; wear face mask: expert

MANILA – Other variants of the coronavirus would enter the country when border restrictions for foreign travellers are eased, a health expert said Wednesday.University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital chair Dr. Ted Herbosa, who was medical adviser of the defunct National Task... Read More

IATF to reconvene soon: DOH

MANILA – The Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will reconvene in the coming weeks to discuss the directives of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.In a media briefing Tuesday, Department of Health officer-in-charge Maria... Read More

Only 3 Covid-19 deaths per day in Sept.: DOH

MANILA – The Philippines has recorded an average of only three Covid-19 deaths per day this month so far, lower than the 17 fatalities daily count in August, a health official said Tuesday.In a media briefing, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said current... Read More

DOH logs 693 more cases of 2 Omicron subvariants

MANILA – The country has detected 693 more cases of two Omicron subvariants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.The DOH said 677 of the total count are BA.5 cases and 16 are BA.4 cases.Of the 677 BA.5 cases, 50 are from the Ilocos Region;... Read More

PH daily Covid-19 cases down by 4% from Sept. 12-18

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 4 percent for the period Sept. 12 to 18, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 2,197 per day recorded from Sept. 9 to 11, the number decreased to 2,101 daily in the recent week.The latest case... Read More

Annual, bi-annual Covid-19 vaccination possible in PH: expert

MANILA – Vaccination against Covid-19 yearly or bi-annually is possible as immunity wanes over time, an infectious disease expert said Monday.In a televised public briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante said the priority of the annual or bi-annual inoculation against Covid-19 would be the vulnerable... Read More

PH Covid-19 cases expected to rise as restrictions ease

MANILA – Coronavirus cases are expected to rise with increased mobility, resumption of face-to-face classes and easing of face mask mandate, an infectious disease expert said Monday.In a televised public briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante said the country's boosted population is low.As of Sept.... Read More

Covid-19 won't end anytime soon, says infectious disease expert

MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic would not end in two to three months, an infectious disease expert said Monday.In a televised public briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante said the country’s Covid-19 numbers are low compared to those reported in January or September... Read More

PH detects 165 add'l cases of Omicron, 4 cases of Delta

MANILA – The country has detected 165 more cases of two Omicron subvariants and four new cases of Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Friday.In a presentation, the DOH said 163 of the total count for the Omicron subvariants are BA.5... Read More