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DOH reports record number 55,204 COVID recoveries, but deaths by the hundreds in last 3 days

COVID-19 critical cases still rising as of Sunday, April 11 (Eagle News) – The Department of Health reported at least 55,204 recoveries from COVID-19 bringing down the active coronavirus cases in the country from the Saturday’s record-high of 190,245 to Sunday’s (April 11) number of 146,519. The 55,204 recovered is one of the highest, if not the highest number of recoveries reported in a single day. Before this, the highest number of recoveries reported in […]

DOH reports 11,681 more COVID-19 cases; total at 864,868

(Eagle News)–Philippine COVID-19 cases reached 864,868 on Sunday, April 11, after the Department of Health reported 11,681 additional cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 146519 were active. Of these, 96.8 percent were mild, 1.7 percent asymptomatic, 0.5 percent were critical, 0.6 percent severe, and 0.34 percent moderate. Recoveries rose to 703404 including the 55204 additional ones. Over 200, or 201, more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 14945. The Palace on […]

Pres. Duterte agrees to place NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal under MECQ until April 30 after addition of more COVID beds

Santiago City, and provinces of Abra and Quirino also placed under MECQ   (Eagle News) – After the addition of over 3,000 COVID-19 beds, President Rodrigo Duterte agreed with the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force to place Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting Monday, April 12 until April 30, Malacanang said on Sunday, April 11. Also placed under MECQ from April 12 […]

NCR Plus area under MECQ starting April 12

(Eagle News)–Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Rizal are under a modified enhanced community quarantine starting April 12. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Sunday Santiago City, Isabela, Quirino province and Abra will also be under the MECQ until April 30. The following, on the other hand, are under a general community quarantine during the same period:    Cagayan    Isabela    Nueva Vizcaya    Batangas    Quezon province    Tacloban City    Iligan City […]

DOTr to healthcare workers, APORs availing of free transport services: Report drivers who ask you to pay

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation urged healthcare workers and authorized persons outside residences to report drivers of public utility jeepneys and buses under the government’s free transport services program who require them to pay fare. The DOTr said HCWs and APORs may report the same through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board hotline, 1342, that operates 24/7. They can also send a message to the LTFRB Official Facebook page or file the […]

PNP reports 233 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — Over 200 more COVID-19 cases were reported among police personnel. The Philippine National Police said the additional 233 cases pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 17194. Of these, 2400 were active. Over 200, or 278, additional recoveries were also reported, pushing the PNP recovery tally to 14751. An additional death was reported, bringing the PNP COVID-19 death toll to 43. Earlier, the PNP said PNP Chief Debold Sinas was among those who […]

DOH, PGC, UP-NIH: 192 South Africa, 170 UK variant cases detected in most recent COVID-19 genome sequencing

19 additional PHL variant cases, 1 Brazil variant case also found (Eagle News) — Authorities reported 170 United Kingdom variant cases, 192 South African variant cases, and one Brazil variant case in the most recent COVID-19 genome sequencing. The Department of Health, University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center , and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health said also detected during the sequencing were 19 Philippine variant cases. The DOH, PGC and UP-NIH said […]

DOH reports 12,674 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News)–Philippine COVID-19 cases reached 853209 on Saturday, April 10, after the Department of Health reported 12674 additional cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 190245 were active. Of these, 97.2 percent were mild, 1.7 percent asymptomatic, 0.5 percent severe, 0.4 percent critical, and 0.26 percent moderate. Recoveries rose to 648220, including the additional 593 ones. The death toll is now at 14744, with the addition of 225 deaths. The Philippines is battling a […]

Palace Spokesperson Roque in hospital for treatment after contracting COVID again

Asks public to take extra precautions as COVID-19 virus now more transmissible   (Eagle News) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he has been “admitted in a hospital” for COVID-19 treatment after contracting the virus again. Roque did not say where he is currently admitted, but he said that he would still announce the latest community quarantine classifications after the Inter-Agency Task Force meeting later today, Saturday, April 10. The Palace spokesperson also reminded the […]

Sen. Go posts photos of Pres. Duterte jogging, walking inside Palace grounds to dispel rumors he is sick

  (Eagle News) — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go showed photos of President Rodrigo Duterte jogging, walking and riding a big bike on Friday night, April 9, inside the Malacanang compound amid the extended lockdown or Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. In his Facebook post, Sen. Go, President Duterte’s long-time aide, posted photos of the 76-year old Philippine leader while he took time to exercise by doing short jogs and walks […]

Erap off ventilator but still requires “high flow of oxygenation,” son says

(Eagle News) — Former President Joseph Estrada is no longer on ventilator support and appears to be responding well to treatment, his son said. According to former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, his father, who tested positive for COVID-19, however, still requires a “high flow of oxygenation.” “We still have a long way to go before he is completely out of danger and we hope that he continues to fight with his usual tenacity as only Erap […]

‘Full capacity everywhere’: Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges

by Allison Jackson and Cecil Morella Agence France Presse Angelo Barrera’s father struggled to breathe from Covid-19 as he was driven around the Philippine capital in search of a hospital bed. After five hours he got on a waitlist, but died before he could get inside. More contagious variants of the coronavirus have been blamed for a record surge in infections in Metro Manila that has overstretched hospitals and sent the national capital region into […]