Health

Daily COVID-19 cases reached 1,298 as of Dec. 1

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 1, 2020

The total daily COVID-19 cases reached 1,298 as of December 1, 4:00 p.m., according to the latest data of the Department of Health (DOH). The report also showed that the...

House records 98 new cases after COVID-19 mass testing

Robie de Guzman   •   December 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Ninety-eight individuals in the House of Representatives tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) following a mass testing conducted in the lower chamber. In a statement on...

DOH urges public to limit family reunions to prevent surge of COVID-19 cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 30, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) has urged the public to limit family reunions this holiday season to prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said it...

Leptospirosis cases surge to 78 in NKTI after typhoons

Marje Pelayo   •   November 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Following the onslaught of tropical cyclones in the country, the number of leptospirosis patients being brought to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) surged.  According to...

1,631 new COVID-19 cases recorded as of Nov. 27

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,631 new COVID-19 cases Friday (November 27), bringing the national tally to 425,918. The number of active cases is 7.1% of...

PHL gov’t to sign agreement for 2-M doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 26, 2020

The Philippine Government is expected to sign a tripartite agreement with the private sector for 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the United Kingdom’s AstraZeneca. Philippine vaccine czar Carlito...

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine ‘highly effective’ based on trial

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 24, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Oxford University and manufactured by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, is reported to be highly effective based on the late-stage trials. Over 20,000 volunteers participated in the...

No COVID-19 cases recorded among evacuees – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   November 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said it has not yet recorded a single case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among individuals temporarily staying in evacuation...

US FDA authorizes first COVID-19 kit for self-testing at home

Robie de Guzman   •   November 18, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has approved the first novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) diagnostic test for self-testing at home. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the...

Some evacuees to undergo COVID-19 antigen testing – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   November 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Testing for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is being rolled out in evacuation centers where thousands of residents are staying after they fled their homes during the onslaught...

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