DOH reports 3,257 new Covid-19 cases, recoveries at 208,790

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 3,257 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the country’s total to 279,526 since the pandemic began. In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said the new infections bring...

Palace says worst of Covid-19 is over

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday claimed that the worst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis is over since the country has been able to improve its healthcare capacity significantly. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque responded to the...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 272,000 with 3,550 new infections

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally soared to 272,934 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,550 new infections on Wednesday, the ninth straight day in which more than 3,000 new cases were reported. Metro Manila...

PNP eyes using antigen test to detect COVID-19

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing to use the antigen test to detect COVID-19, according to PNP chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan on Wednesday. In a television interview, Cascolan said he already directed the PNP Health...

PH Covid-19 cases rise to 265,888; recoveries now 207,504

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 4,699 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the country’s overall tally to 265,888 with only 53,754 active cases. Of the active cases, it said that about 88.4 percent are...

Philippines logs 3,372 more COVID-19 cases; total at 261,216

MANILA, Sept 14 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally leaped to 261,216 on Sunday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,372 new infections, marking the sixth straight day in which more than 3,000 new cases were reported. Metro...

Palace appeals to public: Give ‘staycations’ amid COVID-19 crisis a chance

MANILA, Sept 14 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday appealed to the people to give the government’s latest policy allowing hotels to offer “staycations” a chance as the tourism industry suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a televised briefing, presidential...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 252,000 with 4,040 new infections

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Friday announced 4,040 more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections, bringing the nationwide tally of cases to 252,964, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Most of the new cases reported came from the National...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 245,000 with 3,176 new infections

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections rose to 245,143 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,176 new cases. Metro Manila still recorded the highest number of new infections at 1,327,...

3,281 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 241,987

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 241,987 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,281 new infections on Tuesday, breaking the three-day streak of less than 3,000 new cases reported daily....