Variants ‘not yet dominant’ – DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:15:53 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) believes that Covid-19 variants are not driving the pandemic in the country despite the rise in variant cases detected through genome sequencing. Last Sunday, the DoH reported 642 out of the 752 samples sequenced by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) were either B.117, B.1.351, or the P.3 variants of Covid-19. […]

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Covid-19 variant cases hit new high

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:19:13 +0000

MORE than 600 new cases of Covid-19 variants were detected, the biggest rise since the country started genomic sequencing for the virus, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Sunday. Of the 752 sequenced Covid samples, 642 are variants, according to the Philippine Genome Center’s (PGC)’s latest sequencing. The PGC said it found 266 samples […]

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Jabs go full blast

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:20:28 +0000

Vaccination in Visayas, Mindanao gathers pace The government’s vaccination program is seen to pick up as more vaccines are distributed especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, where the resupply of 500,000 doses of the CoronaVac vaccine will be deployed, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The vaccines that arrived last Sunday will be given to […]

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FDA stops use of AstraZeneca

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:20:54 +0000

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised the Department of Health (DoH) to stop giving the AZD1222 vaccine of British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca to persons below 60 years old. The recommendation comes after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on Wednesday that it found “possible links” between the vaccine and blood clots in 16 cases […]

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More young people getting sick – DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:25:36 +0000

The Department of Health (DoH) is investigating why more younger people are getting sick and dying from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) amid reports of increasing deaths in the country. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said most of the virus cases come from the 20- to 49-year-old age group, which had a higher chance of […]

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Daily Covid cases skyrocket to 15,310

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 12:56:17 +0000

The Department of Health (DoH) logged its highest single-day total of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases Friday but attributed the sharp increase to the inclusion of delayed reports from testing centers. Friday’s 15,310 cases jacked up the overall total to 771,497, the DoH reported. The tally included the 3,709 cases that were supposed to have […]

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Hospitals forced to turn away patients

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:18:20 +0000

Hospitals in Metro Manila continue to grapple with the surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, with some forced to turn away patients seeking treatment in overflowing emergency rooms, according to the head of the country’s largest private hospital group. On Tuesday, the Department of Health (DoH) reported 9,296 new infections, the fifth straight day […]

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Inclusion  of anti-parasitic drug into Covid treatment protocols pushed

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:22:18 +0000

THE  Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) will discuss the inclusion of an anti-parasitic drug in the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) treatment protocol with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their meeting on Wednesday. In a statement on Tuesday, ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica said FDA Director General Eric Domingo […]

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Covid daily surge nears 10,000 cases

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:12:32 +0000

The country on Friday posted a new single-day record in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, prompting calls for hospitals to assign more beds for Covid patients. The Department of Health (DoH) reported 9,838 new cases, close to an earlier forecast of more than 10,000 cases by the end of March. The overall case total was […]

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DoH warns local execs against out-of-turn shots

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:02:33 +0000

Local government units (LGUs) need the green light from the national government before they can vaccinate the next priority group after frontline health workers. The Department of Health (DoH) sternly reminded LGUs they cannot move ahead with their inoculation program unless the national government says so. The Health department’s reminder comes on the heels of […]

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