PH records over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   March 29, 2021   •   400

MANILA, Philippines – New COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breached 10,000 on Monday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 731,894, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

This is the highest single-day tally reported since the pandemic began.

For the last three days, the country’s additional infections exceeded 9,000 daily.

In its latest bulletin, the DOH said the total 10,016 new COVID-19 infections pushed the country’s total active cases to 115,495.

The DOH noted that the tally does not include data from three laboratories that failed to submit reports on time.

Ngayong 4 PM, Marso 29, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 10,016 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19….

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Monday, March 29, 2021

The department also reported 16 new coronavirus-related deaths, raising the total number of fatalities to 13,186 which accounts for 1.8% of the cumulative cases.

Total recoveries rose to 603,213 with 78 new recovered patients.

PH posts 7,379 new COVID-19 cases; 21,664 recoveries

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ tally of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached 953,106 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 7,379 additional infections.

In its bulletin, the DOH said the latest figure pushed the country’s total active cases to 127,006.

The agency noted however, that the tally does not include data from eight laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time.

Ngayong 4 PM, Abril 20, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 7,379 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19….

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The total recoveries rose to 809,959 after 21,664 more patients recuperated from the viral respiratory disease.

The death rose increased to 16,141 with 93 new fatalities.

PH COVID-19 vaccination rollout ranks third in ASEAN – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranks third among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines that were so far administered, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

Data presented by Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje on Monday showed that the Philippines has already used a total of 1,456,793 COVID-19 vaccine doses, following Indonesia with 15.8 million and Singapore with 1.6 million doses.

The information presented by Cabotaje during an online briefing was based on April 14 Bloomberg data and other reports from Foreign Service Posts.

The health official said the Philippines was able to administer many of the doses delivered despite vaccine supply problems.

“Ang ating comparison ay number of administered doses kasi that will tell us gaano karami ang nakukuha nating doses at gaano tayo kabilis magbigay ng doses,” she said.

“One million out of 100 million is about 1% of the total population, but we are targeting 70 million,” she added.

Cabotaje, however, said that the vaccination rank on data presented was not based on the number of vaccinated individuals per population.

She explained that the data shows the speed of vaccination in the country as compared to other nations.

“Yung Bloomberg na yan ang kinuha niya – the number of jabs – and then nag-supply lang tayo ng data. But we can look later kung ano ang pwedeng denominator, ano yung total population na gusto nilang bakunahan,” she said.

The Philippine government rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination program on March 1 following the delivery of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac vaccines donated by the Chinese government.

The country has so far received over 3 million COVID-19 vaccines.

More vaccine doses are expected to arrive this month including 1 million doses from Sinovac, 500,000 from Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, and 194,000 doses from Pfizer.

“500,000 on April 22 and another on April 29. May indication, you know it can always change that we may have Pfizer vaccines that are arriving end of April and also Gamaleya Sputnik V, may kaunting initial… 20,000 doses,” Cabotaje said.

“In May, we are expecting another 2.5 Million of Sinovac and we are expecting the AstraZeneca from COVAX, hopefully by May or at the least very early part of June to cover iyong second dose natin,” she added.

The national government is targeting to inoculate 70 million people this year.

Philippines logs 9,628 new COVID-19 cases; 9,266 recoveries

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday posted 9,628 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections to 945,745, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

In its latest bulletin, the DOH said the additional cases pushed the country’s total active cases to 141,375.

The tally, however, does not include reports from four laboratories that failed to submit data on time.

The DOH also reported that the total number of recoveries climbed to 788,322 after 9,266 more patients have recovered from the viral respiratory disease.

The death toll also increased to 16,048 with 88 new fatalities.

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