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COVID-19 infections over 307,000

COVID-19 infections over 307,000.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesSep 29th, 2020

Coronavirus infections in PH surpass 360k mark with 1,640 new cases

MANILA, Philippines — There are now 360,775 COVID-19 infections in the Philippines after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,640 new cases on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The latest data from the DOH showed that of the total cases, 43,443 are classified as active cases. Previously, the DOH identified that there were 42,191 active cases. […] The post Coronavirus infections in PH surpass 360k mark with 1,640 new cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Mayors for GCQ & rsquo;til yearend

Metro Manila mayors are considering extending the general community quarantine (GCQ) status in the National Capital Region until the end of the year to keep COVID-19 infections in check......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines hit 359,169 with 2,638 new infections

Most of the additional cases were from Quezon City with 141 patients. Cavite followed with 140 new cases, then Laguna with 128, Batangas with 120 and Rizal with 108......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

39 more cops catch COVID-19

The Philippine National Police reported 39 new coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases among its personnel on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 6,675......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

Europe passed the milestone of 250,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday as Israel and Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne began to gradually ease their strict lockdowns. European nations have ratcheted up restrictions on daily life to tackle soaring infections, with a 44 percent increase in cases this week. Nighttime curfews on millions came into force […] The post Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Philppine COVID-19 cases rise to 356,618

A total of 2,379 new infections reported yesterday raised to 356,618 the nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

DOH reports 14,941 new COVID-19 recoveries; total now at 310,158

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Sunday reported 14,941 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing the total of recovered patients to 310,158. In its daily bulletin, DOH likewise reported 2,379 new infections, raising the country’s tally to 365,618. The DOH count showed that this increase brought the number of patients with […] The post DOH reports 14,941 new COVID-19 recoveries; total now at 310,158 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Philippines reports 2,379 new infections

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Philippines reports 2,379 new COVID-19 infections

MANILA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 356,618 after the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,379 new cases on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Philippines reports 2,379 new COVID-19 infections

MANILA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 356,618 after the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,379 new cases on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Philippines reports 2,379 new infections

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

PH logs 2,673 new infections; 35K contact tracers hired

The Philippines coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases rose to 354,338 on Saturday after the Department of Health reported 2,673 new infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 354,338 with 2,673 new cases

The total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country reached 354,338, with the Department of Health confirming 2,673 new cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

3 towns in Agusan Sur placed under MECQ

SAN FRANCISO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 15 October) – The mayors of three towns in Agusan del Sur have placed their areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in a bid to prevent more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections. The Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19 has approved the move. San Francisco has been […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Sacrifices needed to avert COVID-19 case surge, says DOH

MANILA, Philippines — With Europe seeing a rapid spike in new coronavirus cases partly due to “pandemic fatigue,” the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday advised the public to accept that “little sacrifices” have to be made to avoid a surge in infections. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the DOH understood the fatigue everyone […] The post Sacrifices needed to avert COVID-19 case surge, says DOH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

1,910 new COVID cases reported, bringing PH total to 346,539

  By ANALOU DE VERA The Department of Health reported 1,910 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the country’s cumulative tally of infections to 346,539. The country has recorded less than 2,000 daily confirmed cases for the second straight day. The nationwide case count is now at 346,539, of which 46, 227 are active cases. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 346,536 with nearly 2,000 new infections

To date, the new coronavirus has infected 346,536 people in the Philippines, of which 13% were active cases or people still undergoing treatment or quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

1,990 new COVID-19 cases bring Philippine tally to over 344,000

The DOH announced 1,990 new COVID-19 infections, of which 92% occurred within the last two weeks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity: study

Covid-19 patients may experience more severe symptoms the second time they are infected, according to research released Tuesday confirming it is possible to catch the potentially deadly disease more than once. A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal charts the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection in the United States — the country worst hit by the pandemic — and indicates that exposure to the virus may not guarantee future immunity. The patient, a 25-year-old Nevada man, was infected with two distinct variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, within a 48-day time frame. The second infection was more severe than the first, resulting in the patient being hospitalised with oxygen support. The paper noted four other cases of reinfection confirmed globally, with one patient each in Belgium, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Ecuador. Experts said the prospect of reinfection could have a profound impact on how the world battles through the pandemic. In particular, it could influence the hunt for a vaccine — the currently Holy Grail of pharmaceutical research. “The possibility of reinfections could have significant implications for our understanding of Covid-19 immunity, especially in the absence of an effective vaccine,” said Mark Pandori, for the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory and lead study author. “We need more research to understand how long immunity may last for people exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and why some of these second infections, while rare, are presenting as more severe.” Waning immunity?Vaccines work by triggering the body’s natural immune response to a certain pathogen, arming it with antibodies it to fight off future waves of infection. But it is not at all clear how long Covid-19 antibodies last. For some diseases, such as measles, infection confers lifelong immunity. For other pathogens, immunity may be fleeting at best. The authors said the US patient could have been exposed to a very high dose of the virus the second time around, triggering a more acute reaction. Alternatively, it may have been a more virulent strain of the virus. Another hypothesis is a mechanism known as antibody dependent enhancement — that is, when antibodies actually make subsequent infections worse, such as with dengue fever. The researchers pointed out that reinfection of any kind remains rare, with only a handful of confirmed cases out of tens of millions of Covid-19 infections globally. However, since many cases are asymptomatic and therefore unlikely to have tested positive initially, it may be impossible to know if a given Covid-19 case is the first or second infection. In a linked comment to The Lancet paper, Akiko Iwasaka, a professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, said the findings could impact public health measures. “As more cases of reinfection surface, the scientific community will have the opportunity to understand better the correlates of protection and how frequently natural infections with SARS-CoV-2 induce that level of immunity,” she said. “This information is key to understanding which vaccines are capable of crossing that threshold to confer individual and herd immunity,” added Iwasaka, who was not involved in the study......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Philippines reports 2,502 new COVID-19 infections

MANILA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 339,341 after the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,502 new daily cases on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020