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PH lists 7,485 new COVID-19 cases

PH lists 7,485 new COVID-19 cases.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJun 10th, 2021

PH lists 7,485 new COVID-19 cases

PH lists 7,485 new COVID-19 cases.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

PH lists 1,734 new COVID-19 cases

PH lists 1,734 new COVID-19 cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 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

DoH claims all infections data updated

The Department of Health (DOH) announced that it has cleared its backlog of COVID-19 cases for validation based on lists submitted by 28 licensed laboratories.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Granular lockdown in Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has recommended the imposition of granular lockdown in barangays where COVID-19 cases are high......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 56 min. ago

NCR critical cases rising, ICU beds occupied – doctors

While the number of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region is on a downward trend, a group of doctors observed an increase in severe and critical patients, overwhelming the capacity of hospitals in the NCR......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 6 min. ago

DOH logs 5,389 new COVID-19 cases, 16 labs with no data

Today's development came a day before new quarantine classifications across the country take effect until the end of June. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 56 min. ago

Dumaguete area of most serious concern outside NCR – OCTA

The OCTA Research Group has identified Dumaguete City as an “area of most serious concern” outside the National Capital Region Plus after it posted a 129-percent growth rate in COVID-19 cases in one week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

6,426 new COVID-19 cases seen ahead of new quarantine classifications

Today's figures pushed the country's overall count to 1,322,053. The Department of Health said 10 laboratories did not turn in screening results. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Davao public hospital seek more nurses amidst COVID-19 surge

As COVID-19 cases in Davao City cotinues to rise, a shortage of nurses and medical staff has prompted the head of the Southern Philippine Medical Center to seek help from the City Government of Davao to address this need......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

DepEd urged: Use classrooms as isolation facilities

League of Provinces of the Philippines president and Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. on Sunday has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to use classrooms from lower-ranked provinces as temporary isolation facilities. Velasco stressed that lower-ranked provinces have not enough isolation facilities for their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases and funds are also not enough […] The post DepEd urged: Use classrooms as isolation facilities appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Philippines sees 7,302 new COVID-19 cases

Health authorities on Sunday said 7,302 more Filipinos contracted the COVID-19, pushing the total to 1,315,639......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

PNP checkpoints to remain amid possible easing of restrictions

“We guarantee that the PNP will maintain heightened measures on border control points," Eleazar said, pointing to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in other regions besides NCR. "We are trying to prevent the virus from spreading again even in areas that can be considered low-risk areas today.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

PH logs over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases

PH logs over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Border control

With 6,686 new COVID-19 cases nationwide as of last Friday and 196 more people succumbing to the disease, SARS-CoV-2 and its variants remain a serious health risk in this country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Bulk of fresh vaccines going to surge areas

Sixty percent of the vaccines of Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNtech that arrived in the country recently are for “centers of gravity” or areas now seeing surges in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Health centers in Vis-Min told to rethink virus surge plan

Visayas and Mindanao have been showing faster increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

San Juan’s active cases down to 88

From over a thousand cases two months ago, the number of active COVID-19 cases in San Juan is down to 88 as of yesterday, Mayor Francis Zamora said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

PH COVID-19 cases top 1.3 million

PH COVID-19 cases top 1.3 million.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rise to 1.3M with 6,686 new infections

Local health authorities on Friday reported 6,686 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,300,349......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021