Barangay health worker dies from Covid as 999 new cases recorded

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:53:22 +0000

THE Philippines recorded 999 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 38,511, the Department of Health (DoH) said. Of the new cases, 595 were registered as fresh, of which 175 came from the National Capital Region or Metro Manila, 134 from Region 7 or Central Visayas, and 286 from other regions. At least 404 were marked as late cases […]

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Metro Manila still epicenter of Covid-19 cases – DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:20:47 +0000

THE National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila remains the epicenter of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) while Cebu and other provinces in Mindanao are considered “areas of specific focus,” the Department of Health (DoH) said on Tuesday. “A lot of our experts are saying that NCR is still the epicenter… Ang NCR, kahit tumataas ang Cebu, nakikita natin yung (In […]

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738 infected on Saturday; total Covid cases reach 34,803

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 17:43:44 +0000

SEVEN hundred and thirty-eight people were added to the total number of Filipinos diagnosed with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, according to the Department of Health (DoH). Of the Saturday tally, 560 were fresh cases, which had results given three days after testing, and 178 were tagged as late cases, which had results given beyond four days. […]

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Cebu City now a Covid ‘hotspot’

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:25:58 +0000

Cebu City is now considered a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) “hotspot” with 61 of its 80 barangay (villages) posting new cases in the past 14 days. The Department of Health (DoH) considered Cebu City as a critical Covid-19 zone as the country logged for the third time the daily number of virus cases soared past […]

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DoH revises protocol on recovered patients

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:19:00 +0000

The Department of Health (DoH) has revised its guidelines on assessing whether or not a patient has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). It now takes just 10 days for a patient to be considered infection-free from the time he or she had symptoms or had been diagnosed, Health undersecretary and spokesman Maria Rosario […]

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Highest ‘fresh’ Covid cases in PH recorded as country nears 30K

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 13:25:37 +0000

THE Philippines has 943 new cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the country, including 20 deaths, bringing the total to 29,400. According to data from the Department of Health (DoH), 578 of the cases reported on Saturday were fresh cases, where the test results were given to the patient within three days of […]

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No need for Duque to resign– DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 05:44:24 +0000

THERE is no need for Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd to resign or take a leave of absence. Health Undersecretary and Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire told reporters in a virtual media briefing on Friday that the Department of Health (DoH) saw no reason why Duque should step down during an investigation by the Office of […]

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DoH warns against use of UK-based drug as cure for Covid

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 04:41:46 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) cautioned people against the use of anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone as a possible cure for the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, concurrent spokesman, issued the warning amid a reported “breakthrough in science” in the United Kingdom in which the use of dexamethasone reduced deaths in one-third of […]

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DoH expands Covid tests to frontliners, pregnant women

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 03:43:05 +0000

PERSONNEL manning quarantine facilities, barangay health workers, and pregnant women will be among those who will be tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after the Department of Health issued new guidelines for expanded testing. Under Department Memorandum 2020-0285, the DoH included “personnel manning temporary quarantine facilities and quarantine control points, national/regional/local risk reduction and […]

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PH records 740 new Covid-19 cases

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:30:15 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) recorded 740 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country, bringing the overall count to 23,732. Fresh cases, or cases whose test results were given to the patient within the last three days, were at 452, of which, 91 were recorded from the National Capital Region, 83 from Region […]

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