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PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 39%

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor  (File photo) MANILA – The daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases decreased by 39 percent from Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 1, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. From 813 daily infections recorded from Dec. 19 to 25, 2022, the number went down to 494 in the recent … Continue reading


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NCR, most of PH remains under Alert Level 2 until Dec. 15

By Azer Parrocha   Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles (File photo) MANILA – Most of the areas in the country, including Metro Manila, will remain under Alert Level 2 from Dec. 1 to 15 to prevent the entry of new Omicron variant of Covid-19, Malacañang announced in a statement on Monday night. “The Inter-Agency Task … Continue reading


PH Covid-19 recoveries hit 1,960,487

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The nation’s overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients who beat the disease has reached 1,960,487 as 12,337 new recoveries were recorded as of Thursday. The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 90.7-percent recovery rate from a total of 2,161,892 infections … Continue reading

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Two Delta variant cases in Bicol Region already recovered

By Mar Serrano   LEGAZPI CITY (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said on Friday there were two confirmed Delta variant cases in Albay and Camarines Sur but both have already recovered. Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH regional director, said in an online press conference that based on the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) … Continue reading

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Reported Covid-19 cases seen to rise with antigen test: DOH

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The inclusion of rapid antigen test results on the official list of positive Covid-19 cases would lead to higher number of new confirmed infections, a health official said Wednesday. “Isasama natin ito sa ating (We’ll include these [results] on our) official list of positive cases but we’ll have … Continue reading

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‘NCR +’ under ECQ March 29 to April 4

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered another week of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the strictest quarantine status, in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces from March 29 to April 4, Malacañang announced on Saturday. Duterte made the decision following the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management … Continue reading

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Covid-19 admissions in Metro Manila hospitals rise

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   MORE PATIENTS. A hospital hallway leading to rooms of Covid-19 patients. In the past weeks, more beds are occupied by patients infected with the disease in some cities in Metro Manila. (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– An official of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said more beds are occupied by patients … Continue reading

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Vaccine optimism possible cause of PH Covid-19 cases surge: WHO

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   World Health Organization country representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Vaccine optimism is one of the possible factors causing the surge of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, World Health Organization (WHO) country representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe said on Monday. Abeyasinghe made this comment in televised public briefing … Continue reading