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PHL ranks 3rd in ASEAN, 11th in Asia for having the most vaccine doses administered — Palace

Almost 120 million doses already administered nationwide; 56.4 million already fully vaccinated.   (Eagle News) – The Philippines ranked third among ASEAN countries and 11th in Asia for having the most COVID-19 vaccines administered, according to Malacanang. In the ASEAN region as of January 17, 2022, Indonesia topped countries for having the most vaccine doses administered with 296,140,303 total administered doses and almost 1.3 billion doses  daily rate of doses administered (7-day average), followed by […]

PHL vaccination drive in pharmacies, clinics start; walk-ins allowed but should first register onsite – Dizon

Only Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccine doses as booster shots to be used in pilot run since these jabs don’t need ultra-cold storage, according to DOH   (Eagle News) – Walk-ins are allowed in the “Resbakuna sa Botika” program that starts today, Thursday, January 20, but they have to still online when they arrive in participating pharmacies which are part of the pilot implementation in Metro Manila. COVID-19 testing czar Secretary Vince Dizon said that the […]

PNP: 844 areas under granular lockdown

(Eagle News) — The number of areas under a granular lockdown in the Philippines has increased to 844. According to the Philippine National Police, as of Wednesday, of the 844, 233  were in the National Capital Region (NCR), 210 in Cordillera, 203 in Cagayan, 165 in Ilocos, 18 in Mimaropa, and 15 in Western Visayas. The PNP said 2,083 people have been affected by the granular lockdowns. The Department of Health has said there was […]

PHL detects 492 more Omicron cases, including 2 deaths; new Omicron cases detected nationwide

New Omicron cases detected in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; more local and ROF cases recorded   (Eagle News) – The Philippines’ total Omicron variant cases reached 535 after the addition of 492 new Omicron cases with addresses spread country-wide, from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, based on the latest genome sequencing of the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center. The latest data also showed an increased number of new local cases, at 332, as well as […]

PHL new COVID-19 recoveries of over 36k exceed new cases for 2nd straight day

New COVID-19 cases reach 22,958, much lower than previous day’s 28,471   (Eagle News) — For the second straight day, new COVID-19 recoveries exceeded the number of new virus cases on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  New recoveries reached 36,611 while new cases were only 22,958. The new recoveries on Wednesday, January 19, were even higher compared to Tuesday’s (Jan. 18) number of 34,892. The new cases today were also lower than the previous day’s record […]

Agri dep’t to import 60K metric tons of fish to avert fish supply shortfall this first quarter

Says projected supply shortfall due in part to damage to fisheries subsector after typhoon “Odette”   (Eagle News) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would import around 60,000 metric tons of small pelagic fish such as galunggong (round scad), sardines and mackerel “to plug projected fish supply shortfall in the first quarter of 2022.” In a statement, the DA said Agriculture Secretary William Dar had already signed the Certificate of Necessity to Import […]

Vaccination of boosters in pharmacies, clinics to start; pilot week begins on Jan. 20 in 7 sites in NCR – Palace

  (Eagle News) – Five pharmacies and two private clinics in Metro Manila will participate in the pilot implementation of “Resbakuna sa Botika” drive which tapped pharmacies and private clinics to administer COVID-19 vaccines, particularly booster shots, Malacanang said. Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that this intensified vaccination drive involving pharmacies will start on Thursday, January 20, and will last for a week. The pilot implementation is the […]

PHL posts 28,471 new cases, 34,892 new recoveries – first time this year that new recoveries exceeded new cases

Number of new cases is also below 30k for the first time in almost a week   (Eagle News) – The number of COVID-19 recoveries on Tuesday, January 18, reached 34,892, the first time that the new recoveries were higher than new COVID-19 cases this year. The new COVID-19 cases were 28,471, the first time in almost a week that new COVID-19 cases were not above 30,000. The last time that new COVID-19 cases were […]

Severe and critical COVID-19 cases on the plateau while percentage of rise in cases decreasing – DOH chief

Says trend of rising cases characteristic of Omicron variant; PHL still in critical risk   (Eagle News) – Severe and critical cases are on a plateau while mild cases are increasing as the Department of Health noted an epidemic curve that is characteristic of the Omicron variant. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also noted a decrease in the percentage of the rise in cases in the last few weeks, and hopefully would plateau soon, he […]

House suspends session until Friday amid increase in COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The House of Representatives has suspended its plenary sessions for the rest of the week. In a statement, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said the decision to suspend was arrived at  due to the continuing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila. “Since the start of the year, more than 70 House members and employees have contracted the virus and many others are undergoing quarantine or self-isolation after exhibiting symptoms […]

PHL reports 37,070 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 3,242,374 on Monday, Jan, 17, after the Department  of Health reported 37,070 additional cases. According to the DOH, all laboratories were operational on Jan. 15 while 12 labs did not submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. Of the total cases, active cases have now jumped to 290938. Of these, 9187 were asymptomatic, 277020 were mild, 2947 were moderate, 1480 were severe, and 304 […]

COVID-19 cases could peak by mid-February, says DOH

  (Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases could peak by middle of February when the number of active cases could even double, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. While there has been a slight slowing down in the doubling time of cases — from 2.2 days to four days — this does not mean that the cases have already peaked. “Nakikita po natin base sa mga projections po ng ating mga eksperto at saka iyong […]