Medellin COVID cases drop to 17 with no new cases reported in 5 days

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Medellin town in northern Cebu did not log any new cases of the coronavirus disease in the last five days or since September 30, 2020, said Dr. Oliver Gimenez, the Municipal Health Officer. It instead logged three new coveries this Sunday, October 4, two of whom were from Barangay Poblacion while […] The post Medellin COVID cases drop to 17 with no new cases reported in 5 days appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 4th, 2020

Medellin town ends COVID-free status, logs 2 new cases on Jan. 10

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – After 40 days of enjoying a COVID-free status, Medellin town in northern Cebu logged two new infections on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Its Rural Health Unit (RHU) reported that the town’s new cases both come from Barangay Antipolo. “Gipahinumduman ang tanan sa padayon ug ensakto nga pagsul-ob sa face mask, kanunay […] The post Medellin town ends COVID-free status, logs 2 new cases on Jan. 10 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Mandauehanons told not to be complacent despite zero infections in last 5 days

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reminding residents to not be complacent and to always observe health protocols against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) even with the recent drop in the number of reported infections. For five straight days now, the City did not log any new cases of […] The post Mandauehanons told not to be complacent despite zero infections in last 5 days appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Joe Biden’s top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration. Authorities in Washington, where Wednesday’s inauguration will take place, said they arrested a man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition at a security checkpoint, underscoring the tension in the US capital which is resembling a war zone. However, the man’s family told US media he was a security guard, rejecting the idea he was intent on causing harm. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo to new White House senior staff that the executive orders would address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America. “All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain said in the memo. “In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain added. As he inherits the White House from Donald Trump, Biden’s plate is overflowing with acute challenges. The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic. Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. On Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries, Klain said. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” Klain said. – 500 rounds of ammunition – Meanwhile, Washington was under a state of high alert after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The assault left five people dead, including a police officer. Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington and streets have been blocked off downtown with concrete barriers. On Friday night, police arrested a Virginia man at a security checkpoint where he tried to use an “unauthorized” credential to access the restricted area where Biden will be inaugurated. As officers checked the credential against the authorized access list, one noticed decals on the back of Wesley Beeler’s pick-up truck that said “Assault Life,” with an image of a rifle, and another with the message: “If they come for your guns, give ’em your bullets first,” according to a document filed in Washington, DC Superior Court. Under questioning, Beeler told officers he had a Glock handgun in the vehicle. A search uncovered a loaded handgun, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, the court document said. Beeler was arrested on charges including possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. But Beeler’s father Paul told The New York Times his son had been working as a security guard on the Capitol grounds. Asked if the younger Beeler supported a peaceful transition of power, Paul Beeler told the newspaper, “That’s the reason he’s there.” In addition to the heavy security presence in Washington, law enforcement was out in force in state capitals around the country to ward off potential political violence. Mass protests that had been planned for the weekend did not materialize on Saturday, with security far outnumbering Trump supporters at several fortified statehouses, US media reported. In St Paul, Minnesota, for example, hundreds of law enforcement officers, some armed with long guns, ringed the Capitol with National Guard troops providing backup.  The number of protesters totaled about 50......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

63 Filipinos abroad added in DFA s COVID-19 count last week

Filipinos overseas infected with the coronavirus reached 12,892 three days into 2021, with more than 60 cases reported in total last week. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

Lapu health department reports just eight new cases in past week

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department here reported only eight new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the past seven days. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, from November 29 to December 5, 2020, they only recorded eight new cases of the […] The post Lapu health department reports just eight new cases in past week appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Mandaue active cases still at 94; no new cases reported in 3 days

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – In the last three days, Mandaue City did not log new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Data released by the City Public Information Office show that the city’s most recent active case, a 30-year-old male resident of Plaridel Street in Barangay Alang-alang, was reported on November 27 yet. But […] The post Mandaue active cases still at 94; no new cases reported in 3 days appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Mandaue logs 6 new cases, 4 recoveries on Nov. 13

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Six new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in Mandaue City on Friday, November 13, 2020. But the city’s total number of active cases has remained less than 45 in the last few days also because of the continuous reporting of individuals who have already recovered from their […] The post Mandaue logs 6 new cases, 4 recoveries on Nov. 13 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

US passes nine million COVID-19 cases as infections spike

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday and broke its own record for daily new infections for the second day in a row, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as Covid-19 surges days before the country chooses its next president. The US, which has seen […] The post US passes nine million COVID-19 cases as infections spike appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale

Joe Biden intensified his attacks Friday on President Donald Trump as they battled over the American Midwest, chasing every last vote with four days to go in a region that propelled the Republican to victory in 2016. RUS President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. With Election Day only four days away, Trump is campaigning in Minnesota despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. In accordance with state orders, only 250 people will be able to attend the rally with Trump while thousands of others will gather outside the airport to watch on a large television screen. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP) Trump and Biden barnstormed three heartland states each — with a resurgent coronavirus passing the milestone of nine million cases as they hit the stump — highlighting their differences in a race overshadowed by the pandemic. Trump, heralded a “big day” of campaigning as he left the White House, then held a rally in Michigan before heading to Wisconsin and Minnesota, all states battling climbing numbers of virus cases. “We just want normal,” Trump told supporters — many of them unmasked — at an outdoor rally near Detroit as he pushed states to relax public health restrictions and resume daily life. He again bucked his own administration’s health experts as he downplayed the Covid-19 threat, saying “if you get it, you’re going to get better, and then you’re going to be immune.” Covid-19 has killed nearly 230,000 people in the US, which is experiencing surges in most states as the winter flu season looms. The outbreak has ravaged the economy, and while there have been signs of recovery, millions remain jobless. Biden was also stumping in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, where he sharpened his attacks on the president on everything from Trump seeking to dismantle Obama-era health care protections and keep his taxes secret to climate change and trade policy with China. “We can not afford four more years of Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old Democrat said at a socially distanced drive-in rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. “So honk your horn if you want America to lead again!” he said, embracing the awkward pandemic-era campaign trend of rallying supporters in their vehicles. “Honk your horn if you want to have civility again, and honk your horn if you want America to be united again!” Earlier in Iowa he attacker Trump over his handling of the pandemic. “Donald Trump has given up (and) waved the white flag,” Biden told a drive-in rally with more than 300 cars in Des Moines. – ‘Less divided’ – Trump flipped Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin from the Democrats to clinch his shock victory four years ago.  Now polls show Biden leading in all three, albeit narrowly in Iowa. It was Biden’s first visit to Iowa since his inauspicious campaign start in February, when he placed a dismal fourth in the opening Democratic nominating contest. So can Biden win over enough voters to prevail in the Hawkeye State? “I wouldn’t put money on it,” Iowa attorney Sara Riley, 61, said at Biden’s event, although she was more confident about him clinching the White House. “I think Americans, even Trump supporters, want to get to a place where the country is less divided,” Riley said. With voters concerned about the health hazards of crowded polling stations on November 3, a record 86 million have already cast early ballots by mail or in person. Even as the US hit a grim new high in daily Covid-19 infections Thursday, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging “socialists” intent on shuttering the country. And while Trump has touted the economic successes of his presidency, including positive GDP figures Thursday, US stocks closed out their worst week since March, highlighting concerns about a shaky recovery. – ‘Turn Texas blue?’ – After a campaign largely muted by the pandemic, Biden is on the offensive, pushing Trump onto the back foot in unexpected battlegrounds like Texas, a large, traditionally conservative bastion now rated a toss-up by multiple analysts. On Friday the state reported that a staggering nine million residents had already voted, surpassing its entire 2016 total. Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris visited Texas Friday in a bid to turn the state Democratic for the first time since president Jimmy Carter in 1976. “We have a chance to turn Texas blue,” the 96-year-old Carter said in a fundraising email. Biden winning there would be a dagger to Trump, but the president dismissed the notion, saying: “Texas, we’re doing very well.” Trump and Biden are focusing their greatest efforts on traditional battlegrounds that will decide the election — such as Florida, where both campaigned on Thursday. On Saturday Biden returns to the Midwest bringing with him perhaps his strongest surrogate: ex-president Barack Obama, making his first joint in-person campaign appearance of the year with his former VP. Motown music legend Stevie Wonder will join them, the Biden campaign said. Trump will spend the day campaigning in the critical state of Pennsylvania, where he narrowly trails Biden in polls. Biden will follow suit there both Sunday and Monday in a clear sign that his campaign sees the Keystone State as absolutely crucial to his victory......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 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

Philippines reports 1,910 new COVID-19 cases, new low in more than 20 days

MANILA, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 346,536 after the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,910 new daily cases on Wednesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

For 4 straight days, Cebu City logs single-digit in new cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For four consecutive days, Cebu City on Monday, September 28, reported a single-digit in its number of new coronavirus cases. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH – 7), in its latest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bulletin issued on Monday, announced that the city only logged three new patients. It […] The post For 4 straight days, Cebu City logs single-digit in new cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Central Visayas logs more active cases than recoveries from Sept. 20-26

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) logged a total of 421 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the region in the last seven days, from September 20 to 26, 2020, exceeding the 380 recoveries reported by the health department for the same period. Of the 421 cases, […] The post Central Visayas logs more active cases than recoveries from Sept. 20-26 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

No new cases reported in Danao City in 2 days

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – No new cases of the coronavirus disease were reported in Danao City in northern Cebu in the last two days, from September 13 to 14, 2020. But city officials are urging Danaoanons to continue to take precautions. Residents, who may have had close contact with COVID-positive individuals, are advised to immediately […] The post No new cases reported in Danao City in 2 days appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

More virus infections seen as labs catch up, submit complete results

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said to expect more COVID-19 cases reported in the coming days as laboratories play catch-up because of the DOH’s stricter requirements in test result submissions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

COVID-19 triggers 4-day partial shutdown of GenSan fishport

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 August) – Portions of the fishport complex here will be closed down for four days starting Wednesday, 2 September, amid the rising cases of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection with reported exposure at the facility. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Monday the partial lockdown was aimed to facilitate […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Davao Region now has 2,063 COVID-19 cases; 124 new cases in two days

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 29 August) —  The Department of Health (DOH)-Davao Region logged 124 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in two days,  76 of these  reported on Thursday, the highest single-day increase since March. From March 15 until August 28, the total number of cases in the region had breached the 2,000 mark – at 2,063 – with […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Minglanilla’s active cases down to 19 on Aug. 28

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With fewer cases reported in the past few days, the number of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Minglanilla town is now on a downward trend. As of Friday evening, August 28, local officials from this first-class municipality located approximately 20 kilometers south of Cebu City reported on […] The post Minglanilla’s active cases down to 19 on Aug. 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

San Juan COVID-19 case doubling time slows down

The doubling time of COVID-19 cases in San Juan has slowed down to 15.66 days from 12.87 days in June, the city government reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Mandaue active cases drops to 386 with additional 34 recoveries, 7 new cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While Mandaue City remains under general community quarantine (GCQ), its count on its remaining active coronavirus disease cases continues to drop, hitting 386 as of Saturday evening, August 15, 2020. The city’s daily bulletin on COVID-19 cases also reported 34 additional recoveries on the same day. The new recoveries are from […] The post Mandaue active cases drops to 386 with additional 34 recoveries, 7 new cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020