Frasco reports 90 percent COVID recovery rate in Liloan town

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — With only 10 active cases of the coronavirus disease left, Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco said that her town was now enjoying a 90 percent recovery rate from the infection. “We have done this through unity and discipline, timely governmental interventions and innovations, and your cooperation,” Frasco said in a social media […] The post Frasco reports 90 percent COVID recovery rate in Liloan town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 20th, 2020

Unemployment rate eases to 8.7%; recovery signs& mdash;Neda

The unemployment rate in the country improved to 8.7 percent in October from 10 percent in July and 17.6 percent in April as the government allowed more economic activities to resume despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Cebu City to be under lockdown again?

CEBU CITY — A lockdown may be imposed here again after a slight increase in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were recorded in the past three days, the chief of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said Thursday.           City Councilor Joel Garganera said that from Nov. 9 to 11, there were more new cases than recoveries which may lead to another lockdown before the month ends.           “If this trend will continue, then it’s not isolated and that before the end of the month, we will lock down,” Garganera said.           The city recorded 13 new cases last Tuesday and another 28 last Wednesday, increasing the active cases to 131 as of Thursday.           “This data serves as a warning. Our government, the police, the barangays, and frontliners can only do so much. We need the cooperation of the entire populace. If other first world countries, with much superior health services, experienced second wave, lockdowns, how much more us. What good will be our gains if the few continue to violate our health protocols,” Garganera said.           The councilor lamented that mass gatherings have also become common in the past few days even if the city remains under general community quarantine.            Garganera said the EOC has received reports that some people are renting houses as venues for parties.           “People tend to relax. There were mass gatherings and parties. Some people are renting houses or these Airbnb and hold parties there,” said Garganera.           “This is very alarming. If the cases continue to increase we might implement a lockdown. This is a warning because a lot are no longer complying with the health protocols,” said Garganera.           Garganera said the EOC will be meeting with the police so that stricter implementation of health protocols will be imposed.           “Though the positivity rate is way below the WHO (World Health Organization) threshold which is five percent but if people tend to be not mindful of the health protocols, we will be surprised that we will celebrate Christmas under ECQ (enhanced community quarantine)......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Millions more face English virus restrictions as cases spiral

Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government is considering a nationwide lockdown. A digital display shows NHS health advice on the coronavirus in Leeds on October 30, 2020. – West Yorkshire is to be placed under tier three Covid restrictions from November 2, 2020, the strictest level of rules. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) From Monday, nearly 2.4 million residents in five districts of West Yorkshire, including in the city of Leeds, will be barred from socialising with other households indoors. Pubs and bars not serving “substantial meals” must close, alongside casinos and betting shops, while people have also been told to avoid unnecessary travel. The Department of Health said the measures were needed as infection rates in West Yorkshire were among the highest in the country and rising rapidly. The Times reported Friday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considering a return to a national lockdown to battle the surge. Johnson was expected to hold a press conference on Monday to announce new restrictions, which would close everything except “essential shops”, schools and universities, the paper said, quoting a government source. In its weekly study of Covid-19 prevalence, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people with the virus had increased to around one in 100 nationwide. “There has been growth in all age groups over the past two weeks; older teenagers and young adults continue to have the highest current rates while rates appear to be steeply increasing among secondary school children,” it said. The country’s official science advisory panel warned in a report published Friday that the virus was spreading “significantly” faster and that hospitalisations were rising at a higher rate through England than its predicted “worst-case” scenario drawn up in July. The report said that in mid-October, shortly before new local rules were introduced, around four times as many people were catching Covid than anticipated in the July report. That study warned that 85,000 more people could die during the winter wave. West Yorkshire’s imminent restrictions are the latest step in the UK government’s localised response to the surging transmission, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. More than 11 million people — about a fifth of England’s population — will be under the tightest measures from next week. Most of the areas in the “very high” category of the government’s three-tier Covid alert system are in northern and central parts of the country. Nottingham became the latest city to enter the highest tier Friday. On Thursday night, young people took to the streets in fancy dress and drank in large groups before a ban on alcohol sales in shops came into force at 2100 GMT. – ‘Targeted’ – The pandemic has hit Britain harder than any other country in Europe, with more than 45,000 people having died within 28 days of testing positive. Case rates are spiralling again after a lull, tracking the situation elsewhere on the continent. England is seeing nearly 52,000 new cases daily, a 47 percent weekly rise, according to the ONS, which conducts its analysis of households with the help of several universities and health bodies, and excludes people in hospitals and care homes.  Britain’s European neighbours and the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reimposed partial lockdowns to try to cut infection rates. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Friday the government would continue its “targeted and focused” strategy of local restrictions in virus hotspots. “The arbitrariness of a blanket approach would be far worse than the effects of trying to be as targeted as possible,” he said. Meanwhile, a new study reported Friday that a Covid-19 variant originating in Spanish farm workers has spread rapidly throughout Europe in recent months and now accounts for most cases in Britain. The variant — called 20A.EU1 — is thought to have been spread from northeastern Spain by people returning from holidays there, according to the study, which is awaiting peer review in a medical journal. There is currently no evidence that the strain spreads faster or impacts illness severity and immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Quezon City recovery rate for COVID-19 hits 90%

Quezon City’s recovery rate for COVID-19 is now at 90 percent after 218 patients recovered from the disease over the weekend, Mayor Joy Belmonte said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Cebu City’s recovery rate now at 91 percent

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is entering its eighth week under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) with its number of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continually decreasing and its recoveries increasing. Data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), compiled by CDN Digital, showed that the city’s recoveries from […] The post Cebu City’s recovery rate now at 91 percent appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Mandaue City recovery rate now at 89%

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Mandaue City’s recovery rate is now at 89 percent as the city’s total recoveries near 2,100. The Mandaue City Public Information Office on Saturday reported two new recoveries and one new case of the viral infection. According to the city’s COVID-19 bulletin for October 10, the new infection is from the community […] The post Mandaue City recovery rate now at 89% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

San Juan posts 69% COVID-19 recovery

San Juan City has posted a 69 percent recovery rate among its patients infected with COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

& lsquo;Kumikitang pangkabuhayan& rsquo;

I have long suspected there must be something wrong with our slow recovery rate of COVID-19 patients. While the Department of Health insists that more than 90 percent of COVID-19  cases in the Philippines are mild and that mild cases only take between 14 and 21 days to recover, judging by the way the DOH is presenting the number of recoveries, it seems these patients are taking almost two months to recover......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

PH reports milestone 103,185 mark in COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 health crisis in the country hit a milestone on Sunday, August 2, as more than 100,000 people were confirmed to have been infected by the deadly disease since the first case was detected last January. The Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,032 new infections, raising the total number of cases to 103,185. The country’s new cases hit fresh highs  in terms of daily reported infections for four straight days already—beating the 4,963 cases recorded on Saturday, August 1.  The active cases stood at 35,569, the DOH said.  The number of recoveries is now at 65,557 with 301 new patients who have recuperated. The death toll jumped to 2,059 as 20 more patients succumbed to the respiratory illness.  This scenario was way ahead of the projection of experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) last July 7— saying that the country could surpass 100,000 cases by the end of August. It can be noted that the Philippines only had a total of 38,511 confirmed cases on July 1. The daily tallies since then ranged between 290 to 5,000 cases. The Philippines ranked 26th with the most number of cases worldwide, based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 dashboard.Among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines placed second in terms of case total.  As of Saturday, August 1, the Philippines has tested a total of  1,433,544 people or 1.35 percent of its 106 million population. The total number of tests conducted is at 1,534,319. Moreover, there are 97 COVID-19 licensed laboratories with an overall daily testing capacity of around 28,000. Majority of the infections in the country are found in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is the epicenter of COVID-19 in the country. To date, the number of cases in NCR reached 53,135 with active cases at 17,613, based on the DOH COVID-19 tracker.  Early in July, WHO Country Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe underscored the importance of releasing the test result in a fast manner with an ideal turnaround time of  “less than 24 hours,” as well as to strengthen the contact tracing initiatives. He then also expressed concern over the spike of COVID-19 cases being detected outside the NCR, describing it as a “worrying phenomena.” DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that they are already expecting that the number of cases will shoot up due to the easing of quarantine restrictions. Authorities continuously urged the public to remain vigilant and follow the precautionary measures at all times.  The government relaxed quarantine restrictions in many areas of the country in June, while some reverted or remained under strict measures. The NCR was downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1 from the much stricter lockdown of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). At that time, experts from UP said that it  “might be premature to relax the MECQ to GCQ” as the rate of transmission in NCR remains high. Several medical associations on Saturday called on the government to place NCR under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as healthcare workers are already exhausted and in order to slow down the increase of infections......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

High expectations of nat’l recovery

  AMID so much news of business closures, job losses, and many nations seeing their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fall to unprecedented levels, it is good to hear positive reports in some sectors, reports of expectations of recovery from the depth to which the COVID-19 pandemic has bought the entire world. The Philippines’ GDP contracted to 0.2 percent in the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Liloan implements new market schedules in response to rising cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Liloan will be implementing a schedule for its constituents’ access to public and private markets starting Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This is the town government’s response to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the town. Mayor Christina Frasco said the assignment of markets and market […] The post Liloan implements new market schedules in response to rising cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

Lawyer, seafarer, bizman among Liloan’s new COVID-19 cases

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Policemen in Liloan town will continue to apprehend those who will fail to wear face masks and observe social distancing even if Cebu province was already placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). In an advisory, the municipal government said that “Mayor Christina Frasco has given marching orders to PNP-Liloan to […] The post Lawyer, seafarer, bizman among Liloan’s new COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Exporters back stimulus plan to support investors, MSMEs

The umbrella group of the country’s exporters is pushing for stimulus measures such as the Accelerated Recovery and Investments Stimulus for the Economy bill, COVID-19 Unemployment Reduction Economic Stimulus and the proposed reduction of the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent, to support investors and micro, small and medium enterprises......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020

Muntinlupa City records highest COVID-19 recovery rate in NCR

QUEZON CITY, May 18 (PIA) -Muntinlupa has recorded the highest COVID-19 recovery rate in Metro Manila.City Health Officer Dra. Tet Tuliao reports that Muntinlupa's recovery rate at 56.85% as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

DILG reports increased vaccine confidence after local town hall meetings

"We hope that more can be convinced because this is the most effective way for us to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19,” Malaya said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Paggamit ng Sinovac vaccine sa health workers aprubado na ng IATF

Inaprubahan ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases ang rekomendasyon ng National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) na gamitin ang bakuna kontra Covid-19 na gawa ng Sinovac ng China sa mga health workers kahit nasa 50.4 percent lamang ang efficacy rate nito. Ito ang inihayag ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire sa virtual […] The post Paggamit ng Sinovac vaccine sa health workers aprubado na ng IATF appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Mild symptomatics and asymptomatics told: Choose isolation centers over hospitals

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The continuous rise in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city is alarming the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) not because there has been a rise in critical cases, but because there has been a rise in hospital occupancy. The occupancy rate is now almost 50 percent in […] The post Mild symptomatics and asymptomatics told: Choose isolation centers over hospitals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Asymptomatic patients make up 92% of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even as the critical care utilization rates of hospitals in Metro Cebu gradually increase, health officials here assure that this is not an alarming development.  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Monday, February 15 said they recorded utilization rate of 43.5 percent for private hospitals in Metro Cebu […] The post Asymptomatic patients make up 92% of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Economists urge more food imports to temper price spikes

MANILA, Philippines — More economists are urging greater importation in view of expensive food that jacked up the inflation rate to a two-year high of 4.2 percent year-on-year in January. “Our priority right now is to ensure that food supply is adequate so that households affected by COVID-19 and the quarantines will not be doubly […] The post Economists urge more food imports to temper price spikes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

DOH: Two men from Cebu among 8 new confirmed COVID variant cases

A 54-year-old man, a returning overseas Filipino (ROF) from Talisay City in southern Cebu, and a 35-year-old man from Liloan town in northern Cebu are among the eight new additional cases of the more infectious variant of the new coronavirus, the Department of Health reported on Friday, February 5. The additional eight cases bring the […] The post DOH: Two men from Cebu among 8 new confirmed COVID variant cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021