FAST FACTS: New coronavirus variants detected in PH

FAST FACTS: New coronavirus variants detected in PH

A number of nations face fresh challenges months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with new virus variants seen as hurdles in crisis response.

 

Expert tagged variants first reported in other countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, and the US as highly contagious — with some possibly even dodging protection from newly developed vaccines.

 

Read the full article here: https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/3/6/UK-South-Africa-variant-detected-Philippines-what-we-know.html

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What you need to know about the NCR Plus bubble

What you need to know about the NCR Plus bubble

A bubble setup applies to a cluster of people restricted from going in and out of a covered area unless they are authorized to do so.

 

Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal — also known as the “NCR plus” — are placed under one bubble setup from March 22 to April 4, which means only authorized persons can do essential travel into and out of these areas.

 

Read the full article here: https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/3/22/Explainer-GCQ-bubble-NCR-plus.html

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Reducing COVID-19 cases ‘unlikely’ in two weeks, says OCTA fellow

Reducing COVID-19 cases ‘unlikely’ in two weeks, says OCTA fellow

Despite additional restrictions and stricter quarantine measures in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, an OCTA Research fellow on Tuesday said it seems “very unlikely” for COVID-19 cases to go down in a span of two weeks.

 

Read the full article here: https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/3/23/OCTA-COVID-cases-go-down-unlikely-two-weeks.html

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PH sets new record as single-day COVID-19 cases breach 8,000 for the first time

PH sets new record as single-day COVID-19 cases breach 8,000 for the first time

The country broke its daily coronavirus record on Monday, with 8,019 more cases confirmed by the Department of Health.

This beat the previous high of 7,999 new cases logged just two days before.

It also raised the total to 671,792, of which 80,970 or 12.1% are active cases. This tally of currently ill patients is the highest since August 15 of last year and is the second.

 

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ADOPT FLEXIBLE SET-UP AS COVID-19 CASES SOAR – DOLE

ADOPT FLEXIBLE SET-UP AS COVID-19 CASES SOAR – DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment has advised establishments to adopt a flexible work arrangement as COVID-19 cases continue to soar nationwide.

 

 

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#BeInTheKnow: Benefit package for SARS-CoY-2 testing usingRT-PCR (Revision .1)

#BeInTheKnow: Benefit package for SARS-CoY-2 testing usingRT-PCR (Revision .1)

Benefit package for SARS-CoY-2 testing usingRT-PCR (Revision .1)

Source: https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/circ2020-0017.pdf

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Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak Across the World

Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak Across the World

The world is bracing for a new wave of Covid-19 infections, as the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 95 million people and killed more than 2.1 million globally since late January.

Source: Coronavirus: Mapping Covid-19 Confirmed Cases and Deaths Globally (bloomberg.com)

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DOST lists target sites for Sinovac, Janssen, Clover vaccine trials

DOST lists target sites for Sinovac, Janssen, Clover vaccine trials

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) — The Department of Science and Technology on Friday identified the target sites for the three vaccine makers allowed to conduct clinical trials in the country.

DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara said there is no definite date yet for the start of the phase 3 trials of Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese companies Clover Biopharmaceuticals and Sinovac Biotech.

 

Source: DOST lists target sites for Sinovac, Janssen, Clover vaccine trials (cnnphilippines.com)

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PH posts highest COVID-19 daily record in over two months with 2,178 new cases

PH posts highest COVID-19 daily record in over two months with 2,178 new cases

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) — The country posted another big increase in COVID-19 cases with 2,178 more people infected, the Department of Health announced on Friday, making it the highest daily record in over two months.

On Nov. 8, there were 2,442 infections reported. The total is now at 509,887 with 32,031 active or currently ill patients (6.3%). At least 83.6% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 9.5% have no symptoms, 4.1% are in critical condition, 2.3% are severe cases and 0.42% are in moderate condition, the agency’s case bulletin showed.

 

Source: PH posts highest COVID-19 daily record in over two months with 2,178 new cases (cnnphilippines.com)

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