OCTA Research notes decreasing COVID-19 cases in PH

Cathrine Gonzales 09/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines were on a “downward” trend although its deceleration was slower due to increases in coronavirus infections in some regions outside Metro Manila, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said Friday,…

DOH: Average daily COVID-19 cases drop by 25 percent

Jovic Yee 11/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines saw its overall number of new cases drop by 25 percent last month, in part driven by the continued decline in the number of infections in Metro Manila, the epicenter of the…

3,314 new COVID-19 cases bring total to over 164,000 — DOH

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is now at 164,474 as of Monday afternoon, August 17, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) said in their bulletin. According to DOH, there are…

‘Russian COVID-19 vaccine may be available in PH by November’

Catherine Gonzales 08/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Russian vaccine being developed against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be available in the Philippines as early as November 2020, according to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which finances…

DOH: Time-based COVID recoveries to be announced every Sunday

Darryl John Esguerra 08/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) will announce “time-based” coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recoveries under its “Oplan Recovery” program every Sunday, the agency’s spokesperson said Friday, August 14, 2020. Time-based recoveries are coronavirus patients released…

Gov’t in control of COVID-19 crisis, DILG chief assures

Krissy Aguilar 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government is still “in control” of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis even as the number of cases approached the 130,000 mark, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año assured Monday, August 10, 2020. “We are…

PH posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines could soon become the new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, as it reported another record single-day jump in infections on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020. The grim news came on…

Palace cites ‘invigorated’ COVID-19 response

Leila B. Salaverria 07/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There will be “major changes” in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, said the country was unlikely this time to beat…

Two days before July ends, COVID-19 cases in PH hit 85K mark

Katrina Hallare 07/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two days before July ends, the Philippines’ total number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases breached the 85,000 mark, according to the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, July 29. 2020. The latest data from…

Talisay City records only one new COVID-19 case

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to drop. The city only recorded one new case of the COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the lowest number of cases logged in the…

COVID-19 cases in PH soar to 83,673 as DOH records 1,678 new infections

Katrina Hallare 07/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, reported an additional 1,678 COVID-19 infections, driving the Philippines’ total caseload to 83,673. DOH said 55,109 of the total count are considered active cases,…

Cebu City Councilor says 18,000 LSIs to get travel authority by August

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2020

Cebu City, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) czar of Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu City, revealed that 18,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Cebu City may be able to…

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