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OCTA concerned over rise in cases

OCTA concerned over rise in cases.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesApr 18th, 2021

COVID-19 cases rise in 3 regions — OCTA

There has been an uptick in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in three regions, according to the OCTA Research Group......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

David: Gov’t efforts vs COVID-19 ‘working’ but MM not yet ready for MGCQ

The University of the Philippines (UP) OCTA Research said government’s effort in fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is proving to be effective that has resulted in the decline in new infections. Commuters inside an e-trike wears face shield as DOTr requires the use of face shield when riding public transport (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) But the UP experts are not recommending that Metro Manila be placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) after the lapse of GCQ on August 31. Despite reverting to a more relaxed lockdown, Dr. Guido David in an interview over DzBB Saturday said that the flattening of the curve is still achievable. “Sa ngayon, hindi pa naman namin nakikitang tumataas [ang cases], kaya optimistic naman kami na itong GCQ (general community quarantine) baka iba na sya sa GCQ dati kasi mas maingat na tayo ngayon (So far, we haven’t seen the cases rise that is why we are optimistic that this GCQ is different from the previous one because the people now are more careful,” David said. He cited the mandatory wearing of face shield in malls, offices, and public transportation as an effective measure to curb the spread of the virus. David also lauded the country’s “improving” contact tracing, isolation of probable cases, and increased testing capacity. “Yung contact tracing natin pinapaganda na natin, yung isolation and treatment, may lapses tayo dati dyan sa implementation, ngayon mukhang naayos na natin yan. Yung testing, nag-increase pa. Yung local government, baka mas proactive na sila ngayon sa pag manage ng localized lockdowns (Our contact tracing has improved. We seem to have fixed our lapses in implementing isolation and treatment. The testing has increased too. Our local government units are more proactive now in managing localized lockdowns),” he added. “Sa Cebu nung nag-GCQ na ulit sila, hindi naman tumaas ang bilang ng kaso. Parang natuto na sila at siguro nasanay na dun sa new normal, kaya patuloy pa ring pagbaba yung kaso. Yung Cebu, as an example, 300 cases sila per day nung nag-ECQ sila, tapos bumaba na. Ngayon nakaka-80 cases na lang sila per day. So yun yung inaasahan natin sa Metro Manila (In Cebu, when they were placed under GCQ again, their daily cases did not increase. Perhaps they already learned their lesson and have gotten used to the new normal so their cases continue to decrease. Cebu used to have 300 cases per day when they were placed under ECQ. Now they only have 80 cases daily. And that’s what we’re expecting in Metro Manila),” David said. Earlier, the research group said that flattening of the COVID-19 curve is “possible” by end of August to September because the virus reproductive rate is going down from 1.5 to 1.1. However, David noted that UP OCTA team still would not recommend Metro Manila to shift to moderate general community quarantine (MGCQ). “Hindi natin mare-recommend yan kasi puno pa rin yung mga hospital natin para makapag-MGCQ tayo. Obserbahan muna natin (We’re not recommending MGCQ because our hospitals are still full. We should observe first),” he said. “Buti nang ma-retain tayo ng GCQ tapos hintayin natin na bumaba pa yung bilang ng kaso, kahit mapababa natin ng 2,000-1,000 cases per day, tsaka tayo mag-open ng iba pang economic sectors (It would be better for us to retain the GCQ status and wait for the number of new cases to decrease, let’s say 2,000-1,000 cases per day, then we can open other economic sectors),” David added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Trump ‘not concerned’ as coronavirus cases rise in DC area

PALM BEACH, Florida — President Donald Trump says he isn’t concerned “at all” about the coronavirus getting closer to the White House after the nation’s capital reported its first case Saturday. Maryland officials warned Saturday that a person who attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in the suburb of Oxon Hill had tested positive […] The post Trump ‘not concerned’ as coronavirus cases rise in DC area appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

PSEi dips to fresh year-low

Stocks plunged to a fresh year-low yesterday, bucking an upturn in most Asian markets, as investors remain wary of the continued rise in new COVID cases......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Demand for home-based caregivers on the rise

Demand for home-based caregivers in the country is growing amid the continuing rise in COVID cases, the Department of Labor and Employment reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rise to 1,067,892

The Philippines on Tuesday recorded 5,683 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,067,892......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

OCTA pushes intensified swab test as cases drop

Metro Manila should double its COVID-19 testing capacity to 60,000 a day to handle any sudden upsurge in cases, a researcher tracking the pandemic said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

‘Extended MECQ to help decongest hospitals’

Extending the modified enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region Plus bubble will allow the ongoing decrease in new cases to stabilize and help in decongesting hospitals, according to the OCTA Research Group......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Asian boxing in India called off due to rise in virus cases

The 2021 Asian Elite Boxing Championship will no longer be held in New Delhi, India which continues to experience an astronomic rise in COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Metro Manila sees downward trend in cases, but too early to ease curbs — OCTA

OCTA Research on Sunday said Metro Manila saw a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases last week, but cautioned against easing quarantine restrictions in the capital region by May......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Asian slugfest in India scratched

The Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships, an event where the Philippine national team was supposed to participate from May 21 to 31 in New Delhi, India, has been called off due to the alarming rise of new COVID-19 cases in the host country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Vaccine czar sees fewer cases in October; OCTA still wary

The Philippines, hobbled by coronavirus infections and deaths since March last year, is expected to see fewer COVID-19 cases by October or November due to its vaccination drive, an official leading the inoculation strategy said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Japan PM scraps India, Philippiness visit over rising COVID-19 cases

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga cancelled plans to visit India and the Philippines in late April amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, Reuters reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Samal sets more restrictions on resorts after COVID-19 cases rise

Six week after reopening its 73 resorts, the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) will implement stricter guidelines for visitors and tourists following reports of lax measures in some establishments that led to the rise of COVID-19 infection in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

Stocks rise in last-minute buying; SM Prime climbs

The stock market rose slightly Thursday for the second day in last-minute buying, with many investors still cautious amid rising cases of COVID-19......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

OCTA projects downward trend in NCR cases

OCTA projects downward trend in NCR cases.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Deaths, active cases pile up but OCTA pushes MECQ

The Philippines on Friday logged a record high of 401 deaths in a single day due to COVID-19 as active cases shot up to 178,351, also a record high......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

OCTA Research recommends week-long ECQ extension

While noting some improvement from late March, a member of the OCTA Research Team warned that if infections continue to rise by around 10,000 per day, the Philippines will also record some 200 new deaths daily. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Tugade orders testing of all railway personnel amid rise in Covid cases

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the testing of all railway personnel amid increase in the number of employees being tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) In line with Tugade’s directive, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Railway Sector is continuing with the mass testing of personnel from the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), the […] The post Tugade orders testing of all railway personnel amid rise in Covid cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

PVL to miss May target opening amid COVID-19 surge

The Premier Volleyball League is resetting its first season as a professional league from May to a later date due to the extended enhanced community quarantine and the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the NCR Plus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021