IS COVID-19 LOSING STRENGTH? 75% of infections logged in January only mild

About 75 percent of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases recorded this month are mild and moderate, yhe Department of Health said.

In an online media forum, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire noted that only 13 percent of the cases are asymptomatic and 12 percent are… Read More

COVID-19 PDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 18, 2022 – FROM DAILY TALLIES OF 30K+, COVID-19 INFECTIONS DOWN TO 28K

The Department of Health (DOH) logged 28,471 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections and 34,892 new recoveries Tuesday.Active cases decreased to 284,458 while total recoveries jumped to 2,933,507, or 89.7 percent of the 3,270,758 infections recorded since the pandemic… Read More

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Pharmacies to administer Covid-19 jabs to the public

Preregistration required for ‘Resbakuna sa mga Botika’

To prevent crowding in pharmacies set to administer Covid-19 jabs to the public, Malacañang said expected vaccine recipients will have to preregister before arriving at participating drugstores.Acting presidential spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, made this remark… Read More

DOH: Too early to say Covid-19 cases in NCR are declining

It is too early to say that the number of new Covid-19 infections in the National Capital Region (NCR) is on a decline, a health official said Tuesday.

In a television interview, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire declined to validate the claim of OCTA Research Group over the… Read More

COVID-19 PDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 18, 2022 – FROM DAILY TALLIES OF 30K+, COVID-19 INFECTIONS DOWN TO 28K

OCTA: NCR Covid-19 case growth down to -7%

MANILA – The OCTA Research Group said Tuesday the growth of Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) has decreased to -7 percent based on the seven-day moving average of new infections.On Monday, the region’s growth rate was -1 percent.“The City of Manila had 1,210 new… Read More

Despite Covid-19, Comelec assures ballots for May 2022 elections will be printed on time

Poll body to print over 67M ballots

MANILA The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to start this week the printing of the more than 67 million official ballots to be used in the May 9 national and local elections.In a presentation shown during the virtual walk-through of the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City… Read More

Palace hopes voters fully vaccinated in time for 2022 polls

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday expressed hope that all registered voters will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in time for the national and local elections on May 9.Nograles said the national government is aiming to fully vaccinate 77 million Filipinos—including… Read More

15 LOCATIONS IN METROMANILA HAVE OMICRON CASES

The Department of Health (DOH) said 15 areas in Metro Manila already have cases of the highly transmissible Covid-19 Omicron variant.

DOH Epidemiology Bureau director Dr. Alethea de Guzman bared the alarming report during a congressioanl hearing on January 18. She, however, did not identify the locations.

De Guzman said the increase in COVID-19 cases was due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

“Our latest whole genome sequencing showed that the Omicron variant is now the predominant variant in the National Capital Region,” de Guzman said.

She said Omicron has been detected in 13 of 17 regions and in 15 of 17 areas in the National Capital Region.

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