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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Expect Covid surge in mid-January – DoH

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:19:20 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) “expects” a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in mid-January. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire attributed the increase to the return to normal operations of testing laboratories. Some laboratories were closed and fewer patients went to laboratories to get swabbed during the Christmas holidays, resulting in a drop in […]

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DoH to update tagging of recovered Covid patients

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:15:06 +0000

The Department of Health (DoH) will conduct again on Sunday the time-based tagging of recoveries to reconcile the number of recovered patients with the protocol of the new Oplan Recovery program. Oplan Recovery is DoH’s initiative to monitor the statuses of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, specifically deaths and recoveries. The program ramps up the collection, validation […]

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DoH falls short on mass testing target

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:20:23 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday admitted that it would likely miss its target to conduct 8,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April because of “issues,” including the temporary closure of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire cited the reduced capacity of the RITM, the […]

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Mass testing starts

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:20:36 +0000

The government starts the mass testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday, April 14 with an initial target of 3,000 tests a day. First in line will be the elderly, pregnant, people with “comorbidities” or illnesses that are susceptible to Covid-19, and health workers with Covid symptoms, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said […]

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Covid-19 breaches 2,000 mark as death toll jumps to 88 — DoH

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:13:49 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) announced on Tuesday that there were 538 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19, bringing the total to 2,084 from 1,546 the day before. The 538 is the single biggest increase since the pandemic broke out early this year. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire also confirmed that there […]

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