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Tuburan active cases drop to 25 with recovery of 40 patients

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Tuburan town in northwestern Cebu experienced a massive drop in its number of active cases on Sunday, November 29, 2020, after 40 residents were reported to have already recovered from their infection. This development means that the town located approximately 87 kilometers northwest of Cebu City has only 25 active cases […].....»»

Category: newsSource: balita balitaDec 1st, 2020

Minglanilla’s active cases down to 10

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The number of patients still actively infected with the new coronavirus disease in Minglanilla town of southern Cebu has dropped to just 10. This after the local government unit of Minglanilla, in a post on their official Facebook page, reported one new recovery and no new case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […] The post Minglanilla’s active cases down to 10 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Mandaue active cases at 181; recovery rate at 86%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of active coronavirus disease cases in Mandaue City was down to 181 as of Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The city on Tuesday reported three new COVID-19 infections and six new patients who have recovered from the illness. Among the new cases are two community infections from Barangays Looc and […] The post Mandaue active cases at 181; recovery rate at 86% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Bataan logs 25 new COVID-19 cases

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A total of 25 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections have been reported in Bataan, increasing its total tally to 799. Citing the latest report of the Provincial Health Office, Governor Albert Garcia said on Friday that of the 25 cases, 23 were from Mariveles, which is home to the province’s freeport area that has placed some multi-national companies under lockdown. Mariveles’ municipal government has ordered the lockdown of some villages. The Balanga City public market has also been under lockdown for disinfection, but will reopen on Sunday morning.  Garcia said among the new cases were a six-year-old boy from Mariveles and six senior citizens. Five were from Mariveles – a 64-year-old, a 72-year-old, and a 64-year-old health worker, all women; and a 60-year-old and a 66-year-old, both men – and a 78-year-old woman from Pilar.  Some 17 other new cases were also from Mariveles and one from this city. Garcia said contact tracing showed that 16 of the 25 cases had close contact with those who earlier tested positive for the virus. The number of those who have recovered, meanwhile, rose to 499 with the recovery of 17 patients – eight came from Abucay, five from Limay, and one each from this city, Orion, Morong, and Mariveles. There remain 284 active cases while the number of deaths stood at 16. Of the 12,835 who have undertaken Covid-19 tests, 11,851 have tested negative for the virus while 185 were still waiting for the results of their tests, the PHO said. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Mandaue City active cases down to 554 with 43 new recoveries, 11 new cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City recorded another high in its COVID-19 recoveries with 43 newly recovered patients logged on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The new recoveries raise the city’s total recovery count to 1,330, bringing down its active case count to 554 despite logging 11 new infections for the day. Mandaue City’s newly recovered […] The post Mandaue City active cases down to 554 with 43 new recoveries, 11 new cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Solons to gov’t: Heed the plea of medical workers

Lawmakers expressed all-out support on Sunday (August 2) to the appeal made by Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Medical Associationto shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), even as they sought a change in leadership in the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies handling the country’s response against COVID-19. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, Bayan Muna partylist Rep.  Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Quezon City  2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on the government to heed the plea of the medical experts and frontliners for more stringent health protocols in critical areas. “While both the health and economic crisis wrought by  the still ravaging COVID-19 pandemic must be both effectively addressed, the relief and recovery of the people’s health must be prioritized. Lives lost are forfeited forever but businesses lost can be redeemed,” Lagman said in a statement.“We must learn from the bitter lesson experienced by other countries like Japan which prematurely reopened economic, leisure and domestic travel activities only to be besieged later by a resurgence of the viral contagion,” he stressed.  Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “If our leading doctors are prescribing it, then as good patients, we are all for Mega Manila’s brief return to an ECQ.” “Our sense is, our public health system is on the verge of collapse, and the momentary return to an ECQ will buy everybody more time to gird for a longer battle against the coronavirus disease,” he said. He said once the government gives in to the appeal, the COVID-19 National Task Force should take that opportunity to fix the lack of hospital staff due to doctors, nurses and other personnel getting infected and still recovering, or undergoing routine seclusion after possible exposure; expand the bed capacities of makeshift hospitals and quarantine facilities; and improve case-finding and the isolation of suspected cases. Defensor said the government should also step up contact-tracing and quarantining; upgrade public transportation options and safety; strengthen workplace protection; build up enforcement of and public compliance with self-protective measures such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing as well as social and physical distancing; and increase financial and livelihood support to distressed households. Zarate said they are one with our frontliners in demanding a reprieve from the overwhelming cases of COVID-19, particularly in the National Capital Region. “Reverting back to ECQ or whatever level of lockdown is useless or will be for naught if the primary recommendation of frontliners like free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, isolation and treatment will not be seriously implemented by the government,” he said in a statement. For her part, Castelo said, “Let us listen to them. They are the ones on the frontline. Indeed, after five months of fighting this pandemic, they are exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally.” She laments that several doctors and nurses have died and many others have fallen sick while battling COVID-19. “Our medical workers are asking for a short time to recuperate. Let us give it to them,” she said. In a radio interview, Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the government should strike a balance between the economy and health of the Filipinos, but it should be tilted somehow, in favor of health amid the appeal made by physicians to shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day ECQ. He asked the DOH to come up with “a system, a policy, or even perhaps a strategy” to reinforce the country’s health system by augmenting the medical force.  In a separate statement, Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said the Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 should be headed by medical experts instead of generals who have done nothing but to impose military solutions to combat a public health crisis.  “Our frontliners are already pleading to the Duterte administration to implement a comprehensive medical plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The government needs to listen and take concrete actions with the demands of our healthcare workers,” she said.   “It is high time that medical experts lead in the fight against COVID-19 instead of military generals. Medical experts who will not twist data and try to sanitize the numbers. We need medical experts who use science and not allow an entire population to be used as guinea pigs in a failed response and inadequate policies for public health safety.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 timeline in Cebu City 

First of two parts CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City ended the last week of 2020 with a development better than what it went through during the first half of this year–there are less than 200 active cases left of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Active cases refer to patients still infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus […] The post COVID-19 timeline in Cebu City  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Active cases in Cebu City drop to 87, but rise in cases feared

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City greeted the penultimate week of 2020 with less than 100 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While this is a welcoming development, local officials here, however, feared the possibility of another surge of new cases following crowd gathering observed outside churches for the Misa de Gallo (dawn […] The post Active cases in Cebu City drop to 87, but rise in cases feared appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Mandaue City active cases near 100-mark

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Coronavirus disease cases in Mandaue City now nears the 100-mark with the addition of nine active cases on Sunday, November 22. The city only had one recovery,MC2474, from Barangay Umapad on the same day. As of Sunday, Mandaue City logged a total of 94 active cases and 2,248 recoveries while its […] The post Mandaue City active cases near 100-mark appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Tarlac logs 103 new Covid-19 recoveries

RECOVERED. A total of 103 patients in Tarlac have recovered from Covid-19, the highest number reported in a single day as confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday (Nov. 20, 2020). This brought the total recoveries to 866, which lowered the active cases to 258. (Infographic by Tarlac Covid-19 Task Force) TARLAC CITY, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Bogo left with 1 active case; 2 recoveries logged on Nov. 11

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Bogo City in northern Cebu is just a few steps away from achieving a COVID-free status. The city government reported this Wednesday morning, November 11, 2020, that they are now left with only one remaining active case following the recovery of two more of their patients. An advisory that was posted […] The post Bogo left with 1 active case; 2 recoveries logged on Nov. 11 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

DOH notes decreasing number of new COVID-19 cases; Pampanga tops latest daily count

The country recorded less than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the national caseload to over 387,000.  (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) There were 1,772 new cases of COVID-19 detected in the Philippines as shown in the latest case update of the Department of Health (DOH), pushing the country’s cumulative total to 387,161. The DOH noted that only 30,876 are active cases, where 82.5 percent are mild, 10 percent are asymptomatic, 2.7 percent are severe, and 4.8 percent are in critical condition. Pampanga tallied the highest number of new cases with 154. Quezon City followed with 115 new infected residents, Laguna with 83, Baguio City with 70, and City of Manila with 69. There were 153 new patients who have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total to 348,967, which is 90.1 percent of the nationwide caseload.  However, the death toll jumped to 7,318 after 49 more fatalities were recorded.  “Eleven duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, three were recovered cases. Moreover, 13 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths,” the DOH said.  In a press briefing last Monday, Nov. 2, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire noted improvements in the country’s fight against the pandemic.  “Ngayon nakikita natin yung pagbaba ng kaso (Now we are seeing a decline in cases), we are just averaging about 500 plus cases a day in the National Capital Region,” said Vergeire comparing it to previous months where the NCR had about 2,000 to 2,500 cases daily.  “When we talked about the whole country, we were averaging also before, mataas na mga kaso, pero ngayon nakikita natin, yung ating averages for our country would just be about 1,800 in a day,” she added.  Vergeire also expressed hopes that all localities in the country would be under a more lenient community quarantine level by next year.  “Our target for our milestones would be… hopefully by next year, end of first quarter lahat na ng local governments natin nasa MGCQ (modified general community quarantine) status na,” she said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Significant gains in Muntinlupa’s fight against COVID-19

  BY ATTY. IGNACIO R. BUNYE     Here is a bit of good news from Muntinlupa City. As of last week, Muntinlupa City has recorded the lowest COVID-19 prevalence in Metro Manila and the second lowest active cases in the region, a sharp drop from 768 cases in Sept. 1 to 89 cases as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

PNP coronavirus tally nears 7,000

Accounting for casualties and recoveries, there are still 529 active coronavirus cases in the Philippine National Police, marking a significant drop from the 969 active infections in early October when the agency's tally breached the 6,200-mark......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

PH records 2,057 new COVID-19 cases, pushing total to 367,819

  By ANALOU DE VERA The Department of Health reported 2,057 new COVID-19 infections Saturday, pushing the country’s total to 367,819. This ended the country’s four-day streak of recording less than 2,000 cases daily. The DoH said 47,773 are active cases or patients who are still ill, of which 83.7 percent have mild symptoms, 11.4 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Davao region posts 92 new COVID-19 cases

DAVAO CITY – The number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Davao region has reached over 1,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) Davao Center for Health Development reported 92 new cases on Friday, October 23. Based on the COVID-10 Regional Case Bulletin, the region now has 1,012 active cases. “Of these new cases, 76 are from Davao City, six are from Davao del Norte, five are from Davao del Sur, two are from Davao de Oro, two are from Davao Oriental, and one from Davao Occidental,” the DOH said. On Thursday, eight children were among the 107 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The youngest was a one-year-old girl from Barangay Panacan here. The DOH also reported five deaths on Friday. Four of these were from Davao City, and one from Davao del Norte. Meanwhile, 62 recoveries were reported bringing to 3,306 the total number of recorded recoveries. The DOH said the recoveries included 38 patients from Davao City, 10 from Davao del Norte, nine from Davao del Sur, three from Davao de Oro, and two from Davao Oriental. Davao City currently has the most number of active cases with 750. The city has also recorded a total of 3,002 COVID-19 cases, 2,121 recoveries and 131 deaths. Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte signed on Thursday, October 22, Executive Order No. 56, which ordered the adoption of other alternative work arrangements in public and private offices until December 31. The EO noted that there was a “surge of cases in Davao City because of the innumerable allowed essential activities during the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). “Several offices and establishments have seen a clustering of cases spreading the infection to the household of the employees,” it said. “There is a need for massive reduction of individuals inside offices and establishments to ensure that overcrowding, mass gathering and socialization are continuously prohibited,” it added. Among the alternative work arrangements proposed were skeleton workforce, work-from-home and staggered working hours......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Cebu City’s active cases drop to 197

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) active cases in Cebu City have dropped to its lowest yet, at 197 as of October 22, 2020. In a press conference, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that with more recoveries and fewer new cases, the active cases dipped to less than […] The post Cebu City’s active cases drop to 197 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

With 1,509 new infections, Philippines coronavirus tally now at 362,243

Of the total 362,243 coronavirus cases registered by the DOH, 43,990 are active. Recovered patients are at 311,506, after 911 more recoveries were logged. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

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:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 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

Talisay City active COVID-19 cases drop to 10

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City’s active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases have dropped to 10 on October 15, 2020, after no new cases have been recorded. The Talisay City Public Information Office said that the drop was due to two recoveries recorded on the same day. Read: Number of active cases in Talisay City […] The post Talisay City active COVID-19 cases drop to 10 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020