Philippines Report

Browsing the "Health" Category

COVID-19 deaths in the Philippines cross 20,000

COVID-19 deaths in the Philippines cross 20,000

Local health authorities on Tuesday recorded 3,972 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,188,672. Active cases: 48,201 or 4.1% of the total Recoveries: 4,659, pushing total to 1,120,452 Deaths: 36, bringing total to 20,019 What’s new today? Coronavirus deaths in [...]

May 25, 2021 Health, News
Singapore approves COVID breath test

Singapore approves COVID breath test

A BREATH test designed to detect coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and give accurate results within a minute has been approved for use in Singapore, the National University of Singapore said in a statement. The test, developed by NUS spin-off startup [...]

May 24, 2021 Health
Gov't urged to place Negros Oriental under ECQ

Gov’t urged to place Negros Oriental under ECQ

Physicians from Negros Oriental are urging the national government to place the province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the high number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. “The past few weeks [have] been overwhelming for those of us [...]

May 24, 2021 Health
COVID-19 cases down in Metro Manila but rising in Visayas

COVID-19 cases down in Metro Manila but rising in Visayas

There is a “marked decline’’ in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and Central Luzon but an uptick in cases is being monitored in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday. “We need to closely monitor [...]

May 19, 2021 Health, News
Does it matter which COVID-19 vaccine you get?

Does it matter which COVID-19 vaccine you get?

As more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines become available in the country, many people may have questions about whether one type of vaccine is better than another. However, Dr. Lulu Bravo of the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination, maintained that it doesn’t [...]

May 19, 2021 Health
Deputy speaker says he tested positive for COVID-19

Deputy speaker says he tested positive for COVID-19

Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal (Misamis Occidental) said Monday he tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing malaise and fever. Oaminal said he will be quarantined for 14 days at his residence in Ozamiz City where he will be monitored by doctors. [...]

May 18, 2021 Health, News
DOH detects 2 cases of India’s COVID-19 variant in PH

DOH detects 2 cases of India’s COVID-19 variant in PH

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, May 11, announced the presence of the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus in the country. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the variant was detected in two returning overseas Filipinos through the [...]

May 11, 2021 Health, News
43K individuals inoculated vs. COVID-19 in Pasig City

43K individuals inoculated vs. COVID-19 in Pasig City

More than 43,000 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Pasig City, Mayor Vico Sotto announced Sunday (May 9). He said over 20,000 senior citizens in the city have been given the first dose of the vaccine. “Pasig LGU has [...]

May 10, 2021 Health
Philippines sees 6,846 more COVID-19 cases

Philippines sees 6,846 more COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health on Monday reported 6,846 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s overall count to 1,108,826. Today’s development saw active cases down by 1,397 from yesterday’s 61,294.  DOH has so far attributed the decrease in daily cases to [...]

May 10, 2021 Health
No 'absolute guarantee' COVID-19 variant from India won't enter PH

No ‘absolute guarantee’ COVID-19 variant from India won’t enter PH

The government is determined to enforce strict testing and quarantine protocols to prevent the entry of the deadly coronavirus strain first detected in India. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque admitted there was no “absolute guarantee” the Indian strain won’t enter the [...]

May 7, 2021 Health, News