5th COVID-19 positive in Caraga recorded

BUTUAN CITY, May 24 -- The Department of Health (DOH) Caraga confirms today (May 24) the fifth case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the region following receipt of results from the Southe.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMay 24th, 2020

Calabarzon records highest COVID-19 case in a day — DOH

The DOH–Calabarzon on Wednesday recorded the highest number of positive COVID-19 individuals in the region with 1,175 cases.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Five tricycle drivers in Lapu-Lapu positive for COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines  — The Lapu-lapu City government has already recorded five tricycle drivers, who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Grace Carungay, City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit head, in a text message. Read: 600 Lapu-Lapu tricycle drivers undergo COVID-19 swab tests Carungay said that a total of 3,058 tricycle […] The post Five tricycle drivers in Lapu-Lapu positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Repatriate from PH taints Solomon status

Solomon Islands, a nation in the South Pacific, recorded its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after a returning student tested positive for the virus upon arrival from a repatriation flight from the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

House logs 79th COVID-19 case

The House of Representatives recorded yesterday its 79th case of coronavirus disease 2019 after another employee tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Soccsksargen  records single-day high of 58 COVID-19 cases

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 6 September) – Soccsksargen region recorded a single-day high of 58 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with several cases due to exposure to persons earlier tested positive for the virus, indicating the spread of the disease through local transmission. Arjohn Gangoso, Department of Health – Soccsksargen (DOH-Soccsksargen) health education and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Call for Tacloban cases lockdown intensifies

TACLOBAN CITY — Calls for a declaration of a hard lockdown here intensified as 100 new infections of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were recorded over the weekend. The tally was the highest daily total of any local government unit in Eastern Visayas. The Department of Health regional office reported on Saturday 205 positive cases […] The post Call for Tacloban cases lockdown intensifies appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

150 more cops test positive for coronavirus

The Philippine National Police has recorded 150 new coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Catbalogan mayor down with COVID-19

PALO, Leyte – Catbalogan City Mayor Dexter Uy tested positive of COVID-19, the first mayor in Eastern Visayas region to have contacted with the highly infectious disease. The whole city is placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine as well. His test result was released Thursday evening.  The Department of Health Regional Office recorded a total of […] The post Catbalogan mayor down with COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

PBA return pushed back again as Metro Manila under MECQ anew

Following another late-night announcement Sunday, Metro Manila is once again under a modified enhanced community quarantine. The new quarantine measures will take effect starting August 4 and will last until August 18. The PBA is directly affected, as sports gatherings are not allowed under MECQ, resulting in another speed bump to the league's planned return. "The government knows what is good for us, and we conform with their orders. We will follow the guidelines and will wait for the next word from them with regards to restrictions on whatever quarantine status we're in," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said. "As for the 14-day return of Metro Manila to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), I look at it as a short detour that we'll pursue in the hope of getting our teams back in the gym at the right time," Marcial added. The PBA earlier received official government approval to start team practices by small batches. [Related: PBA hopeful for 2020 return after getting practice green light] Pending COVID-19 swab testing for all teams, which were scheduled later this week at Makati Med, teams were on track to return to the court by next week. Now, all plans have been pushed back, including the swab testing. "We have no recourse but to adjust the schedule of our activities. The supposed swab testing of the players at the Makati Med on Aug. 6-7 will be pushed back," Commissioner Marcial said. "Ngayon, we'll communicate with them [PBA teams] to inform them that we'll have to hear the next call of the government," he added. As of Sunday, August 2, hours before the MECQ announcement, the Philippines has recorded 103,185 positive COVID-19 cases.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

WHO warns of drawn out pandemic as South Africa cases top 500,000

The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa topped half a million. Although many Latin American countries have begun relaxing stay-at-home measures, the virus is still spreading quickly across much of the region Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally. South Africa is by far the hardest hit country in Africa, accounting for more than half of diagnosed infections, although President Cyril Ramaphosa said the fatality rate is lower than the global average. Health authorities had been expecting a surge in cases after the gradual loosening of a strict lockdown that was imposed at the end of March. Nigeria on Saturday also announced it would ease a lockdown in the commercial capital Lagos, allowing churches and mosques to reopen next week.  An emergency WHO committee reviewing the pandemic “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 outbreak, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts”. “WHO continues to assess the global risk level of COVID-19 to be very high,” it said in its latest statement. The agency also said the effects of the pandemic “will be felt for decades to come”. Mexico overtook Britain to become the third hardest hit country in virus deaths — after Brazil and the United States — with more than 46,600 fatal cases. Although many Latin American countries have begun relaxing stay-at-home measures, the virus is still spreading quickly across much of the region, which has now recorded more than four million cases and almost 200,000 deaths. Half of them are in Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro said he believes “nearly everyone” will catch the virus eventually, after himself recovering from it. The US, the hardest-hit country in the world, has now tallied more than 4.6 million cases and 154,319 deaths. Vaccine race The outlook was bleak in Asia as well, where India and the Philippines reported record increases in new daily infections. “We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19, and we need to draw up a consolidated, definitive plan of action,” said an open letter signed by 80 Filipino medical associations. Japan’s Okinawa declared a state of emergency after a record jump in cases on the islands — many linked to US military forces stationed there. The pandemic has spurred a race for a vaccine with several Chinese companies at the forefront, while Russia has set a target date of September to roll out its own medicine. However, US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said it was unlikely his country would use any vaccine developed in either nation. “I do hope that the Chinese and the Russians are actually testing the vaccine before they are administering the vaccine to anyone,” he said. As part of its “Operation Warp Speed”, the US government will pay pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GSK up to $2.1 billion for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said. ‘Day of freedom’ France, Spain, Portugal and Italy all reported huge contractions in their economies for the April-June quarter, while Europe as a whole saw gross domestic product fall by 12.1 percent.  Daily case numbers in Switzerland have crept up again in recent weeks, while Norway recorded its first virus death in two weeks. At least 36 crew members confined to a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the operator Hurtigruten said on Saturday.  Despite the resurgence in cases, there have been demonstrations in Europe against the curbs.  Thousands protested in Berlin on Saturday urging “a day of freedom” from the restrictions, with some demonstrators dubbing the pandemic “the biggest conspiracy theory”. In South Korea, the elderly leader of a secretive sect at the centre of the country’s early coronavirus outbreak was arrested for allegedly hindering the government’s effort to contain the epidemic. People linked to Lee Man-hee’s Shincheonji Church of Jesus accounted for more than half of the South’s coronavirus cases in February and March, but the country has since appeared to have brought the virus under control. The pandemic has also continued to cause mayhem in the travel and tourism sectors, with more airlines announcing mass job cuts. Latin America’s biggest airline, the Brazilian-Chilean group LATAM, said it would lay off least 2,700 crew, and British Airways pilots overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 percent, with 270 jobs lost......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

DOH-2 records 3 new COVID-19 positive cases

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 29 (PIA) - - The Department of Health (DOH) region 2 has already recorded 309 confirmed cases of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) following the three additional c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

82 more C. Visayas cops get COVID-19

More police officers have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, with 118 recorded on Thursday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

ONE champ Aung La N Sang tests positive for COVID-19

Two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang revealed on his Instagram account Friday morning that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.          View this post on Instagram                   Dear family and friends, I got tested for covid-19 on Monday and the result came back today and I am positive. So my family and I will be quarantining ourselves for the next 14 days. I had a slight fever, congestion, body ache and fatigue on the first two days. Besides that I am blessed that my whole family is doing well. We are really in this together and we will get over this. A post shared by Aung La Nsang (@aunglansang) on Jul 2, 2020 at 2:21pm PDT “I got tested for COVID-19 on Monday and the result came back today and I am positive,” wrote ONE Championship’s reigning middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder. “So my family and I will be quarantining ourselves for the next 14 days.” “I had a slight fever, congestion, body ache and fatigue on the first two days. Besides that, I am blessed that my whole family is doing well. We are really in this together and we will get over this,” Aung La N Sang continued.  The 35-year old was born in Myanmar, but moved to the United States in 2004. He now lives in Ford Lauderdale, Florida, and trains out of the Sanford MMA stable, formerly known as Hard Knocks 365, under legendary kickboxer and trainer Henri Hooft.  In terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Florida recently became the center of a spike in cases. Now, the state currently has 169,000 recorded cases, making them the fifth-highest in the US, just behind New York, California, Texas, and New Jersey.  Aung La N Sang’s most recent appearance in the ONE circle was back in October of 2019, wherein he successfully defended the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship by knocking out reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera in the second round. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

60 cops positive for COVID-19

The Philippine National Police recorded its biggest spike in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

30 cops from Cebu City Police have COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Thirty cops from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) are currently positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Police Colonel Cydric Earl Tamayo, officer-in-charge of the CCPO, there have been 69 policemen who tested positive of the virus since March with three recorded […] The post 30 cops from Cebu City Police have COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

19 returning Eastern Visayas residents positive for COVID

Nineteen coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases were recorded in Eastern Visayas yesterday, bringing the total number of infected persons in the region to 72......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Ilocos Sur confirms 3rd case of coronavirus

VIGAN CITY, June 10 (PIA) - The province of Ilocos Sur recorded its third positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Tuesday, now referred to as IS-C3.In a statement issued by G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Ninoy Aquino Stadium discharges 123 COVID-19 survivors

All of the 123 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients admitted at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, one of the Philippine Sports Commission facilities converted into quarantine center, have recovered and were discharged. No fatalities were recorded among the suspected to mild-positive and positive COVID-19 cases who stayed in the sports arena. “Malaking pasalamat po natin sa Panginoon dahil wala pong namatay sa ating mga pasyente. Napakagaling po ng ating AFP medical doctors dahil ginawa po nila ang mga nararapat talaga,” said Philippine Sports Commission’s Security Supervisor Angel Dayag. After sending home all the recovered patients, the NAS immediately went through full disinfection and repairs last Monday and will go on until Friday. All other PSC facilities remain operational and are still catering to suspected cases of mild-positive and positive patients. The Rizal Memorial Coliseum (RMC) in Manila has only 67 patients remaining as per the Armed Forces Health Service Command. The Multi-Purpose Arena (MPA) inside the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City on the other hand, has 34 patients still at the complex as of June 9, according to Philippine National Police Health Service head Lt. Col. Jay Carpio. “Kami pong PSC frontliners, umaasa po kami na gagaling po ang lahat ng mga pasyente natin dahil ginagawa naman po lahat ng AFP medical doctors ang lahat. Ang hiling lang po namin ay sana walang mamatay sa ating mga pasyente, dasal na lang talaga ang kailangan natin,” said Dayag......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

Mandaue records 1 new case, 1 recovery on June 6

  CEBU CITY, Philippines– Mandaue City has recorded one new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case and one COVID-19 recovery on Saturday evening, June 6, 2020. According to the Mandaue City public information office (PIO), the new COVID-19 positive patient is MC307,  a 47-year-old man and a resident of Kalubihan, Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City. This patient […] The post Mandaue records 1 new case, 1 recovery on June 6 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Cavite COVID-19 cases climb to 310

  BY ANTHONY GIRON   *   IMUS CITY, Cavite – The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases in Cavite province now rose to 310 with six new cases recorded lately. The COVID-19 positive cases in Cavite were observed to have increased by 19 in four days, starting on Thursday, May 21. There were also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020