Anti-CoVID-19 Pandemic

PH detects 889 new cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant

MANILA – The country has detected 889 more cases of the Omicron BA.5 subvariant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday.In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH said 886 of the total cases are from all regions while the remaining three are... Read More

DOH insists wearing of masks lowers chances of Covid infection

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said the wearing of face masks decreases the possibility of infection by 70 to 80 percent, reminding Filipinos not to be complacent with the dropping number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.“Hanggang sa hindi pa natin... Read More

Add’l 24.6K seniors now fully vaccinated via PinasLakas drive

MANILA – A total of 24,661 senior citizens have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) since the PinasLakas campaign started on July 26.In a media briefing Wednesday, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge said the government aims to protect 90 percent of... Read More

NCR 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases down by 19%: OCTA

MANILA – The seven-day average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) has decreased to 862, OCTA Research Group said Tuesday.Over Twitter, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said the figure is a 19 percent decrease from last week’s... Read More

Unvaxxed students, teachers can now attend F2F classes: CHED

MANILA – Vaccination status against Covid-19 will no longer be made as a basis for students, teachers and non-teaching personnel attending in-person classes in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), the Commission on Higher Education announced Monday.In a virtual press conference, CHED... Read More

Daily average of Covid-19 cases down 19%

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 19 percent for the period Aug. 22 to 28, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 3,412 per day recorded from Aug. 15 to 21, the number decreased to 2,752 daily in the recent week.The latest case... Read More

Covid-19 daily cases may hit 9K by end of Sept: health expert

MANILA – The daily average of Covid-19 cases per day could increase to 9,000 by the end of September due to the Omicron BA.5 subvariant, an infectious disease expert said Monday.This, after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 139 new cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant as of Aug. 26.“Yes,... Read More

Churches remain open as Covid-19 vax sites: CBCP

MANILA – An official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Health Care (CBCP-ECHC) on Friday assured that churches remain available as venues for vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Fr. Dan Cancino, executive secretary of the... Read More

Most severe, critical Covid-19 patients unvaxxed: PHAPI

MANILA – The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PHAPI) said Thursday the most severe and critical cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in their facilities are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated.PHAPI president Dr. Rene de Grano said in a televised public... Read More

Severe, critical cases rising but still within threshold: DOH

MANILA – The percentage of severe and critical Covid-19 cases in hospitals is increasing but still within the threshold, the Department of Health reported Tuesday.During the past four weeks, DOH data showed that severe and critical infections comprised over 9 percent of hospital... Read More

Daily average of Covid-19 cases from Aug. 15-21 down by 15%

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 15 percent for the period Aug.15 to 21, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 4,001 per day on Aug. 8 to 14, the number decreased to 3,412 daily in the recent week.The latest case bulletin showed... Read More

State of public emergency extension to sustain pandemic response

MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s plan to extend the State of Public Health Emergency (SPHE) until the end of the year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will sustain efforts to overcome the global crisis and other emerging health threats.Extending the State of Calamity (SOC) will... Read More

PH detects 1K new cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant

MANILA–The country has detected 1,011 more cases of the Omicron BA.5 subvariant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH said at least one person from all regions except Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in... Read More

DOH for revision of vax law if 'state of calamity' not extended

MANILA –The Department of Health (DOH) is recommending the amendment of Republic Act (RA) 11525 or the act expediting the vaccine procurement and administration process, providing funds thereof, and for other purposes.The DOH said this is in case the state of calamity declaration due to the... Read More

DOH no longer supports use of schools as quarantine facilities

MANILA –The Department of Health (DOH) no longer supports the use of schools as isolation and quarantine facilities for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.“Since we have already allowed home quarantine, the need for these outside, external quarantine and isolation facilities [has]... Read More

PH logs 4K daily Covid-19 infection average from Aug. 8 to 14

MANILA – The daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went up by 3 percent for the period August 8 to 14, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 3,904 per day from August 1 to 7, the number swelled to 4,001 daily last week.The latest case bulletin showed there... Read More

Easing of Covid restrictions depends on PH 'wall of immunity'

MANILA – Some of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) restrictions could be lifted if the country is able to increase its "wall of immunity" through vaccination, specifically the administration of booster shots, a health official said Friday.“This came also from the President himself,... Read More

72M Filipinos fully vaccinated; 16.8M receive 1st booster shot

MANILA – More than 72 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of August 11, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.In a media forum, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said 6.8 million among the fully vaccinated are senior... Read More

PH detects 225 more cases of 3 Omicron subvariants

MANILA – The country has detected 225 more cases of three Omicron subvariants -- 190 BA.5, 34 BA.4, and one BA.2.12.1 -- all based on the genome sequencing results as of August 9.Of the total BA.5 tally, 162 cases were from the Davao Region Western, 23 from Soccksargen, three from Bangsamoro... Read More

DILG to LGUs: Tighten measures to curb Covid-19 case surge

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday rallied all local government units (LGUs) to be more vigilant and reinforce measures against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to impede the projected increase in cases until the end of the year.This came following... Read More