Anti-CoVID-19 Pandemic

NCR at moderate risk for Covid-19: DOH

MANILA – The National Capital Region (NCR) is currently under moderate risk classification for Covid-19, a health official said Thursday.In an online media forum, Health officer-in-charge Undersecretary for Public Health Services Team Beverly Ho said the NCR has the highest daily moving... Read More

50 and up, 18-49 yrs old with comorbidities OK for 2nd booster

MANILA – All adults aged 50 years old and above and individuals aged 18 years to 49 years with comorbidities can now receive a second booster or fourth dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine.This was after the Department of Health (DOH), through the National Covid-19... Read More

DOH Ilocos targets 1.7M residents for booster shots

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan – The Department of Health Center for Health Development in the Ilocos Region (DOH-CHD-1) is targeting to inoculate booster shots against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to some 1.7 million residents until October 8 this year.In a press conference during the... Read More

19K daily cases by Aug. 31 if low vax, booster rates continue

MANILA – The number of detected Covid-19 cases at the national level are projected to be on a continuous uptrend with an estimated 19,306 infections per day by Aug. 31, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday.In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH said the projection is expected if... Read More

DOH Ilocos to deploy social mobilizers to raise booster vax rate

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The Department of Health Center for Health Development in the Ilocos Region (DOH-CHD-1) will deploy social mobilizers in La Union and Pangasinan to aid in the campaign to increase the booster vaccination rate in the provinces.Glen Ramos, DOH-CHD-1 Health Education... Read More

PH daily average of Covid-19 cases from July 18-24 up by 33%

MANILA – The country's daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went up by 33 percent from July 18 to 24, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.From 2,091 per day from July 11 to 17, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 2,791 daily from July 18 to 24.The latest case... Read More

Caraga reaches 86% Covid-19 full vaccination rate

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health-Caraga (DOH-13) reported that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination rate in the region has reached 86 percent.The DOH-13 reported Saturday that from 73.06 percent in July 10, the region has reached an 86.83 percent achievement as of July... Read More

51% of BARMM target population vaxxed against Covid-19

MANILA – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has vaccinated 51.05 percent of its target population against Covid-19.This, after the BARMM Ministry of Health (MOH) held a special vaccination day for the region in Cotabato City on Thursday.BARMM is among the regions with... Read More

NCR positivity rate at 14.6% as of July 20: OCTA

MANILA – The daily positivity rate or the number of people who test positive for Covid-19 in the National Capital Region (NCR) is increasing anew, the OCTA Research Group said Friday.Over Twitter, OCTA Research Group fellow, Dr. Guido David, said NCR’s positivity rate is at 14.6 percent... Read More

NTF Covid-19 transfers functions to NDRRMC

MANILA – The National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 on Wednesday announced that it will be passing its functions to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)."To streamline the government's pandemic response, the duties of the NTF will now be transferred to the... Read More

Over 1.1M Pinoys receive 2nd booster shot vs. Covid-19

MANILA – More than 1.1 million healthcare workers, senior citizens, immunocompromised and persons with comorbidities have received their second booster of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine.Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said... Read More

PH detects 816 new cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant

MANILA – The country has detected 816 additional cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday.In a media forum, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said all regions, except the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), have... Read More

Omicron BA.5 subvariant could be cause of rising cases: expert

MANILA – The Omicron BA.5 subvariant could be driving new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections up to more than 2,000 per day, an infectious disease expert said Wednesday.In a televised public briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante said compared to the other Omicron subvariants circulating in... Read More

Daily infections top 70K as South Korea faces 'new virus wave'

ANKARA – Coronavirus infections are surging again in South Korea due to the rapid spread of a highly contagious Omicron subvariant, local media reported on Tuesday.A total of 73,528 new cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, more than double of the previous day’s count, according... Read More

2nd Covid-19 booster shot for general population sought

MANILA – Iloilo City Rep. Janette Garin on Tuesday said the government should expand the second Covid-19 booster doses to the general public for complete protection against the disease, as she warned that the new Omicron sub variants are "hyper contagious".Garin stressed the urgency to... Read More

Rising positivity rate, daily cases ‘no cause for alarm’: OCTA

MANILA – The increase in positivity rate or the number of people who test positive for Covid-19 in select areas nationwide is not a cause for alarm, the OCTA Research Group said Tuesday.In a televised public briefing, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said the National Capital Region,... Read More

PBBM retains Covid-19 alert level system for time being

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday agreed to retain the Covid-19 alert level system for time being even as he seeks to reclassify restrictions that are compatible with the current milder strains that afflict the patients.This developed as health... Read More

PBBM meets with DOH execs on Covid-19 response

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday met with officials of the Department of Health (DOH) at Malacañan Palace to discuss the government's Covid-19 response and possible changes in alert level classifications.This, after the Marcos administration... Read More

Covid-19 fuels worst regress in childhood vax in 3 decades: UN

GENEVA – The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the most significant decline in childhood vaccinations in some 30 years, according to official data published by the World Health Organization and UNICEF on Friday.The UN agencies warned that global vaccination coverage continued to decline in 2021,... Read More

NCR Covid-19 cases remain on an uptrend; positivity rate at 13%

MANILA – The number of coronavirus cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) remains on an uptrend, showing a steep increase in recent weeks.In its Covid-19 situationer released Thursday night, the Department of Health said the NCR’s weekly positivity rate or the percentage of those... Read More