Anti-CoVID-19 Pandemic

PH daily average of new Covid cases down by 22% from Oct. 17-23

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases decreased by 22 percent from Oct. 17 to 23, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.From 2,188 per day recorded from Oct. 10 to 16, the number went down to 1,714 daily in the recent week.The latest case bulletin... Read More

Marcos to Pinoys: It’s time to return to pre-pandemic life

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos on Sunday enjoined Filipinos to get back to their normal lives before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, stressing that it is crucial to show the world that the Philippines is slowly getting back on its feet.“It is a good thing to remind people that the... Read More

Resolve 1.4M VaxCertPH backlog, DILG tells LGUs

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin C. Abalos Jr. on Thursday urged local government units (LGUs) to immediately address the 1.4 million backlog in the registration of vaccination records in the Vaccination Information Management System (VIMS)... Read More

Covid-19 still international health emergency: WHO

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said Covid-19 is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO's highest alert level.The announcement came although the number of weekly deaths is almost at its lowest level since the pandemic began.The WHO's... Read More

PinasLakas administers 3.4M 1st booster dose in 100 days

MANILA – The PinasLakas campaign has administered 3,456,132 first booster doses on its 100th day, Oct. 8, the Department of Health said Tuesday.The campaign also vaccinated 47,803 senior citizens against Covid-19.As of Oct. 10, almost 73.3 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated.Of the... Read More

PH logs 628 new Omicron cases, 94 add'l Delta variant

MANILA – The country has detected 628 more cases of four Omicron subvariants and 94 new cases of Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.The DOH said 605 of the total count for the Omicron subvariants are BA.5 cases, 18 are BA.4... Read More

PH daily average of new Covid cases down by 10%

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 10 percent from Oct. 3 to 9, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.From 2,288 per day recorded from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, the number decreased to 2,048 daily in the recent week.The latest case bulletin... Read More

Agusan Sur town exceeds 100% vaccination rate

BUTUAN CITY – The municipality of Loreto in Agusan del Sur has surpassed its vaccination goal against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) while six others have administered at least the first dose to all target residents.Data obtained from the Provincial Health Office of Agusan del Sur... Read More

Rise in breakthrough Covid-19 infections likely by year-end

MANILA – The number of breakthrough coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections increasing by the end of the year is likely to happen due to waning immunity, a health expert said Thursday.“’Yung waning immunity matagal na kasi no sinabi na natin ‘yan na kapag bumaba na... Read More

DBM vows to find new funding sources for health workers' benefits

MANILA – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday promised to look for new funding sources for the disbursement of benefits and allowances of health workers involved in the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response.This was after Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman... Read More

DBM OKs release of P11.5 billion for One Covid allowance

MANILA – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday approved the release of around PHP11.5 billion for the distribution of One Covid-19 Allowance (OCA) or Health Emergency Allowance (HEA) claims to over 1.6 million qualified beneficiaries.In a press statement, the DBM said the... Read More

DOH-Cordillera ramps up efforts in 2 provinces with low vax rate

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Health - Cordillera region said it continues to ramp up efforts to convince residents of Ifugao and Benguet provinces to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)."We will continue to convince the public to be vaccinated because the vaccine... Read More

Routine immunization coverage in PH lower at 62.9%: DOH

MANILA – The routine immunization coverage among children in the country is only 62.9 percent, lower than data recorded in previous years, a health official said Tuesday.In a media briefing, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the target coverage for... Read More

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