Vaccination plan manual turned over to Cebu mayors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination plan booklet that would guide local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas on the roll-out of the vaccines has been turned over to the mayors of the component cities and…

PH’s total COVID-19 count surpasses 800,000

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total COVID-19 caseload exceeded 800,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 8,355 new infections on Monday. The country’s total case count is 803,398, of which 143,726 are considered active. The DOH…

DOH: Depression a comorbidity, but current COVID vaccine supply reserved for health frontliners

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday that the quick substitution list (QSL) for COVID-19 vaccination should only include healthcare workers for now, even as it recognized that depression is considered a comorbidity. Health…

Hospitals told: Use all AstraZeneca vaccine supply by Mar. 24

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hospitals and healthcare workers in Central Visayas are urged to exhaust their supplies of AstraZeneca vaccines before Wednesday, March 24. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on Tuesday, March 23, made…

Mental health, suicide hotline calls up in 1Q 2021 — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of individuals who have called the hotlines of the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) for mental health concerns, including suicide, amid the COVID-19 pandemic has almost doubled in the first quarter…

Reassigning of AstraZeneca vaccines not due to blood clot concerns – DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Thursday, March 18, clarified that their decision to pullout AstraZeneca vaccines from hospitals is not due to mounting health concerns. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

PH’s COVID-19 vaccination to push through despite healthcare worker death

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — There is no reason to suspend the country’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 despite the death of a healthcare worker who was recently injected with a vaccine, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. Dr.…

New COVID-19 infections in PH reach 5,000; total now at 616,611

Katrina Hallare 03/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has reached 616,611 as 5,000 new infections were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.  The number of new COVID-19 cases is the highest…

PH’s COVID-19 active cases top 50,000 anew; per day infections hit another record high at 4,578

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Active COVID-19 cases in the country have again breached the 50,000-mark on Friday as the Philippines likewise logged another record high of 4,578 new infections in a day. The Department of Health (DOH) reported…

New COVID-19 cases in PH breach 3,000-mark for 3rd straight day

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 3,276 cases of COVID-19, pushing the number of total active coronavirus cases in the Philippines to 36,043. This is the third straight day that the DOH…

Viruses, variants, and vaccines

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/07/2021

Almost one year has quickly passed since the government imposed a general lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak that was first reported in Wuhan, China. In our country alone, the virus has infected over half a…

3,439 new COVID-19 cases push PH’s total to 591,138

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 03/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines – The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 591,138 as 3,439 new cases were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday. The newly reported cases mark the highest single-day increase…

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