Mass testing pushed as PH logs 4,600 new COVID-19 cases

Jeanatte Andrade, Marlon Ramos 01/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The surge in new COVID-19 cases due to the easing of quarantine restrictions during the Christmas holidays picked up pace as the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, January 2, 2022, reported 4,600 new…

21 minors from Lapu-Lapu shelter recover from COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 08/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Twenty-one of the 31 minors housed at the Home Care Center for Children in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City, have already recovered from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.…

Patients overwhelm Davao, Capiz hospitals

Carmelito Francisco, Nestor Burgos Jr. 06/01/2021

DAVAO CITY—Government hospitals in the cities of Davao and Roxas are scrambling for additional beds as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the Davao Region and in Capiz province. In Davao City, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC),…

Experts see push to reopen economy as a factor in 7,999 new COVID-19 cases

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 03/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — With a record 7,999 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the Philippines for the second straight day exceeded the coronavirus infection numbers in August last year when health-care workers called for a “timeout.” The Department…

Vaccine plan for Cebu City nearing completion

Delta Letigio 01/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is now preparing for the arrival of the national government allotment of COVID-19 vaccines for the city. The city is finalizing the vaccine plan and is currently in talks…

New Lapu-Lapu infections transmitted at home — CESU head

Futch Anthony Inso 01/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The latest coronavirus infections in Lapu-Lapu City are transmitted at home or are home transmissions. Grace Carungay, Lapu-Lapu City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) chief, said that this was because some of those…

15 out of 16 new COVID-19 cases in Cebu City are close contacts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City were mostly transmitted through close contacts. Out of the 16 new cases recorded on December 29, 2020, 15 of these individuals were close…

For fourth straight day, Lapu has no new case of COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 12/07/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu–For the fourth consecutive day, Lapu-Lapu City has no new case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on his Facebook page on Monday, December 7, 2020.…

Only 1 new COVID-19 case in Cebu City on Dec. 1

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City only logged one new confirmed case of the coronavirus on the first day of December. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), in its latest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bulletin, reported a…

COVID-19 cases soar to over 182,000; 4,786 new infections recorded

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines have reached over 182,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 4,786 new infections. As of August 21, DOH said there are now 182,365 COVID-19 cases…

PH now 2nd in Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 count

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 07/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has the second most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia as of Monday night with a total of 46,333 infections. This developed after the country logged 2,099 additional cases, enough to surpass Singapore which…

New virus cases spike again in S. Korea, most traced to cluster infections in greater Seoul

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 06/10/2020

SEOUL — South Korea’s new virus cases spiked again Wednesday as sporadic cluster infections continued in the greater Seoul area, prodding health authorities to consider more stringent social distancing in the densely populated area. The country added…

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