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Booster for 12-17 year-olds might start March; February for age 5 to 11 

National Task Force Against COVID-19 adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa on Tuesday (Jan. 25) said that the booster doses for minors aged 12 to 17 might start early March.

Herbosa said the primary series vaccination of teenagers began last November, and noted that boosters are administered three months after the second dose.

Herbosa also said that only Sinovac has a vaccine for three-year-olds.

The vaccination of five to 11-year-olds will start on Feb. 1 in the National Capital Region.

He also said 780,000 of pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines of the total 15 million doses for the younger age group will be delivered this Jan. 31.

OCTA: COVID-19 trends showing decline

The OCTA Research Group on Monday (Jan. 24) said the growth rate of COVID-19 cases and reproduction number in the National Capital Region (NCR) have declined.

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“Actually, -42% noong isang araw pero kahapon ay -50% na. So, bumababa pa talaga ang growth rate at iyong reproduction number ay nasa 1.03 sa Metro Manila,” OCTA member Dr. Guido David said during the Laging Handa public briefing.

“Magandang batayan at hindi lang sa Metro Manila but pati sa Cavite, Bulacan, at Rizal nagsimula na ring bumaba iyong bilang ng kaso… Iyong daily attack rate natin ay nasa 61 na lang per 100,000 [population]. 

 According to David, if this trend continues, there might be less than 1,000 cases come Valentine’s Day.

“Kung mapapanatili natin itong trend, maaaring by Valentine’s [Day] ay baka nasa less than 1,000 cases per day sa Metro Manila.”

COVID-19 UPDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 24 – 24-K new infections, 35-K recoveries

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 35,461 recoveries and 24,938 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections.The latest Covid-19 bulletin indicated 262,997 active cases while total recoveries rose to 3,125,540, or 90.8 percent of 3,442,056 infections since the… Read More

Also Read: OCTA: COVID-19 trends showing decline

The OCTA Research Group on Monday (Jan. 24) said the growth rate of COVID-19 cases and reproduction number in the National Capital Region (NCR) have declined.

“Actually, -42% noong isang araw pero kahapon ay -50% na. So, bumababa pa talaga ang growth rate at iyong reproduction number ay nasa 1.03 sa Metro Manila,” OCTA member Dr. Guido David said during the Laging Handa public briefing.

COVID-19 UPDATE: JANUARY 22 – DAVAO CITY MAINTAINS HIGH GROWTH RATE WITH 1,273 CASES

JAN 22 – 1,273

JAN 21 – 1,540

JAN 20 – 1,020

JAN 19 – 1,197

Read: OCTA RESEARCH: DAVAO CITY’S 299% COVID-19 INFECTION GROWTH RATE HIGHEST AMONG SEVEN CITIES WITH HIGH CORONAVIRUS CASES

As of 5:00 pm today, DOH Davao Center for Health Development reports 1,665 new cases of COVID-19 in the region bringing the total number of active cases to 9,276.

Of these 1,665 cases, 1,273 are from Davao City; 91 are from Davao de Oro; 176 are from Davao del Norte; 61 are from Davao del Sur; 20 are from Davao Occidental; and 44 are from Davao Oriental.

COVID-19 UPDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 22 – 30,552 new infections; 57M Pinoys fully vaxxed

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported a total of 30,552 new Covid-19 infections and 41,471 new recoveries.Active cases increased to 280,619 while total recoveries jumped to 3,053,499, or 90.1 percent of the 3,387,524 infections since the pandemic started in March 2020.Of… Read More

57M Filipinos already fully vaccinated

MANILA – The Philippines has administered 122,889,494 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines nationwide as of Saturday, with 57,095,695 Filipinos now with complete shots and better protected against the virus.Data from the National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard showed… Read More

OCTA RESEARCH: DAVAO CITY’S 299% COVID-19 INFECTION GROWTH RATE HIGHEST AMONG SEVEN CITIES WITH HIGH CORONAVIRUS CASES

DAVAO CITY HAS TOPPED THE LIST OF SEVEN HIGHLY URBANIZED CITIES WITH HIGH GROWTH RATES.

According to OCTA Research fellow Guido David, Davao City led the list of cities with fast-rising Covid-19 cases that included Baguio City, Iloilo City, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Tacloban City and Cagayan de Oro.

Based on the OCTA data, Davao City posted 299 percent growth rate, Baguio City posted 137 percent; Iloilo City, 208 percent; Cebu City, 254 percent; Lapu-Lapu City, 96 percent; Tacloban, 142 percent; ; and Cagayan de Oro, 236 percent.

OMICRON TAGGED IN SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES IN DAVAO REGION

COVID-19 UPDATES: DAVAO REGION – JANUARY 19, 20, 21, 2022





OMICRON TAGGED IN SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES IN DAVAO REGION

The highly transmissible Omicron variant could be behind the rise in Covid-19 cases in the Davao Region, said the Department of Health on Thursday, January 20.

This developed as the region tallied two days of record-high infections: 1,428 cases on January 19, and 1,453 on January 20.

The region this week recorded three straight days of cases above 1K, logging its highest tally on January 21 with 1,923 cases.

“We cannot deny the fact that maybe this Omicron variant has been circulating here in our region because of the mobility of the people during the holiday season. December pa lang po meron nang na detect na local case from other regions and it’s hinihintay na lang ang time na ma-detect sya for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS),” said Dr. Rachel Joy Pasion, head of DOH-Davao’s Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), in a virtual presser.

The Davao Region already has five confirmed cases of the Omicron variant.

On January 20, 2022 DOH–Davao Region confirmed o three cases of Omicron variant from the 35 specimens sent last December 23 and 29, 2021 to the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC). Two others were found positive in tests in Clark, Pampanga and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Pasion urged the public to always follow the minimum public health standards (MPHS).

she also reminded the local government units (LGUs) to continue with the Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) campaign.