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No new COVID case in 13 Lapu barangays for the past week

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Thirteen barangays here have not logged any new case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the past week. This was revealed by Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) in Lapu-Lapu City. Bañacia said that these barangays are Pusok, Maribago, Suba-basbas, Caubian, Caohagan, Pangan-an, Tingo, Baring, Caw-oy, Talima, […] The post No new COVID case in 13 Lapu barangays for the past week appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 28th, 2020

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

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

Cases seen surging 6k/day

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila this past week is worse than the one that prompted a strict lockdown in August last year, said researchers from the University of the Philippines who have been tracking the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

Cases surge past 3K anew

The country logged 3,045 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest daily case count for the year, as the resident epidemiologist of the Department of Health linked the surge in cases to new variants of the coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Metro Manila’s Covid-19 cases soar to 119% in 2 weeks—OCTA Research

Metro Manila’s coronavirus cases over the past week saw a 119-percent increase from two weeks ago, with a barangay in Pasay City emerging as an infection “hotspot,” a group monitoring pandemic figures said Friday.In its latest report, the OCTA Research Team said the capital region reported an average of 900 new Covid-19 cases from February […] The post Metro Manila’s Covid-19 cases soar to 119% in 2 weeks—OCTA Research appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

NCR cases slightly up; Cebu surge slows down

There was a slight uptrend in new COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and a slowdown in the surge in Cebu City over the past week, the OCTA Research group said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Stricter protocol urged in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — This city’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on Thiursday reiterated its call for stricter health protocol after it regained the top spot in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) new cases. In the Philippine Covid-19 Report dated 17 February, it said: Over the past week (February 10 to 16,2021), Cebu City had the most number of […] The post Stricter protocol urged in Cebu City appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Lapu to distribute leaflets containing COVID-19 info

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will start distributing this week leaflets containing information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that they will be printing around 100,000 copies of the leaflets, to encourage Oponganons to participate in the government’s vaccination drive. Chan showed a copy […] The post Lapu to distribute leaflets containing COVID-19 info appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

COVID-19 infections slow down globally

The rate of new COVID-19 cases has slowed by nearly half over the past month, according to a specialized AFP database, with the number of new cases dropping again this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu City sets vaccination simulation next week

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government will hold a simulation of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination next week. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department of Health (DOH)-7 said that the simulation will help the city to become efficient in its vaccination efforts, especially in knowing the length of time it will […] The post Lapu-Lapu City sets vaccination simulation next week appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Talisay City reimposes market schedule

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City is strictly reimposing the market schedule for the barangays as the number of active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continues to rise. In a memorandum order signed by Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas, the barangays are divided into two clusters with three days per week each when the residents […] The post Talisay City reimposes market schedule appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

MRT-3 depot under restricted access after confirming COVID-19 cases among personnel

"Following an initial reported case of COVID-19 among MRT-3 Depot Office Personnel, all Office Personnel undertook an RT-PCR swab test early last week, which resulted in 33 positive cases as of January 20," the department said in a statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

Govt calls for public cooperation as COVID-hit brgys in Cebu City reach 58

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As new coronavirus infections continue to rise, only 22 barangays in Cebu City remain to have zero active cases in the past 14 days. This prompted local officials here to advise the general public to brace for ‘stricter enforcement’ of health protocols and quarantine restrictions. In a report from the city’s […] The post Govt calls for public cooperation as COVID-hit brgys in Cebu City reach 58 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Coffin stored in break room as Los Angeles funeral home overwhelmed

A corpse in the break room. Embalmed bodies in the garage.  During AFP’s visit, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the funeral home employee break room beyond the front desk Boyd Funeral Home, a small family business in Los Angeles, is so overflowing with Covid-19 victims it has begun turning away customers for the first time in its history. “The weekend before I turned down 16 families that I couldn’t do services for,” said owner Candy Boyd.  “It’s sad. But that’s pretty much how it is now.” In the past two weeks, as coronavirus has slammed Los Angeles, some 80 percent of the deceased passing through her doors died from Covid. One-in-10 residents of the nation’s second largest city has been infected since the pandemic began, with nearly 300 people dying daily last week as the virus surges. At Boyd’s reception desk, the phones keep ringing, mostly going unanswered as her overwhelmed staff have abandoned setting appointments and now tell customers to just show up and get in line. She is even receiving calls from desperate families in other counties more than an hour’s drive away.  Many hospital morgues are also full, with local coroners using refrigerated trucks to accommodate the victim load and some cemeteries warning of two week waiting lists. “Things are getting more and more out of control,” said Boyd. During AFP’s visit this week, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the employee break room beyond the front desk. It had been there for a week. “This room is our lunch area, however, we are having to use this room for space for caskets,” said the owner. “We’ve done the services but the cemetery is so backed up… we have to hold them here until they have time to do the burial.” – Bodies in the garage – Like much of surrounding South Los Angeles, the Westmont neighborhood is mainly inhabited by Black and Latino working class communities living in densely populated homes. These demographics have been hit particularly hard by Covid, with mortality rates two or three times higher than nearby affluent communities. Boyd’s funeral home cold storage room has been consistently full. Two weeks ago, Boyd brought in craftsmen to erect two large wooden structures in the company’s garage to store embalmed bodies. “He hasn’t even gotten a chance to really finish because we needed (to store) these,” she said, pointing to corpses wrapped in body bags lying on the rough shelves. “I would never imagined having to build that in my wildest dreams.” Some funeral homes have reported a shortage of coffins due to lack of wood, though Boyd’s supplier has kept up with orders so long as they are placed early enough. – ‘Nightmares’ – Worried about her five staff catching the virus at the start of the pandemic, Boyd initially refused to accept Covid victims. “I was having nightmares. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep,” she recalled.  Boyd has since created safety protocols and now feels comfortable dealing with the influx, although she insists it is “not about the money.” “It’s about helping families and helping them get through this crisis,” she said. “It takes a toll on me every day, I’m dealing with this,” Boyd added. “And I have to keep a stolid face because I have to be there for the family.”  Sometimes, customers are people she has long known personally. Other times, Boyd encounters families who still refuse to wear masks or respect physical distance, even as they make arrangements to bury their loved ones.  “The numbers don’t lie. It’s true. It’s real,” said Boyd of the disease. Cases in California have more than doubled since early December to 2.8 million. “If you don’t take it serious,” she warned an AFP journalist, “you could be one of the people that are in my back row back there, you know!”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Experts observe upward trend in NCR’s COVID-19 cases

  BY ALEXANDRIA SAN JUAN     More people in Metro Manila are being infected with the virus which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as experts noted an upward trend in the number of cases in the region over the past week. In its latest monitoring report released on Tuesday, the OCTA Research Team also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

NBA players negative for COVID-19 in past week

New York---No new NBA players from among 495 tested since last Thursday have returned positive Covid-19 results, the league announced Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23

Mactan Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – It’s now down to only 23 remaining active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lapu-Lapu City with 20 barangays considered free from the virus. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology […] The post Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

MCPO officer tests positive for COVID-19

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) has recorded one new active case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, the MCPO director, said that last week, one of their Quarantine Control Point (QCP) personnel has tested positive for the virus. The QCP personnel is asymptomatic and is now in the […] The post MCPO officer tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

BICs are ready in case of need — EOC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More barangay isolation centers or BICs in Cebu City may soon reopen if the cases continue to rise according to the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) The city is seeing a rise in the active cases for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the past seven days as from then […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Lapu logs 33 positives from barangay swab testing

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department has recorded 33 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the mass swab testing that they conducted on the 11 barangays with the most number of infections. According to Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, that of these number, 15 were from Barangay […] The post Lapu logs 33 positives from barangay swab testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020