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Philippines logs 3,249 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 205,581

4:42 pm on 27 August 2020, Thursday

The Philippines now has 205,581 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,249 new infections on Thursday. Metro Manila still logged the highest number of new cases at 1,584, followed by Cavite with 147, Laguna with 143, Negros Occidental with 140, and Batangas with 123. Meanwhile, total recoveries rose to 133,990 while the death toll climbed to 3,234. #In60words



Philippines reports 4,933 new COVID-19 cases total surpasses 187,000

4:23 pm on 22 August 2020, Saturday

On Saturday, The Philippines reported 4,933 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide tally of cases to 187,249, according to the Department of Health (DOH). The National Capital Region has reported the highest number of new cases with 2,845 cases, followed by Cavite with 461, Laguna with 288, Rizal with 167, and Bulacan with 152. Total recoveries also rose to 114,921 while the death toll rose to 2,966.



Philippines COVID-19 cases exceed 182,000 with 4,786 new infections

4:45 pm on 21 August 2020, Friday

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country rose to 182,365 on Friday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,786 new infections. The cities or provinces with the highest number of new cases are the National Capital Region with 2,716, Cavite with 267, Laguna with 222, Batangas with 185, Rizal with 185. The total recoveries increased to 114,519 while the death toll rose to 2,940.



Philippines COVID-19 cases surpass 150,000 with 6,216 new infections

4:11 pm on 14 August 2020, Friday

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surpassed 150,000 on Friday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,216 new infections, bringing the total to 153,660. This marks the second biggest single-day tally of new cases, the third time this month to have more than 6,000 new cases. The DOH also announced there were 16 new deaths bringing the nationwide death toll to 2,442. #In60words



PH cases of COVID-19 shoot up to 61,266 DOH

6:58 pm on 16 July 2020, Thursday

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced that the Philippines COVID-19 tally is now at 61,266 while active cases is at 38,183. This surpassed the projection of experts from University of the Philippines that the cases could hit 60,000 by the end of this month. The newly reported cases were also the second-highest recorded in a single-day. #In60words



Australia approves remdesivir as virus treatment

8:28 pm on 11 July 2020, Saturday

Australia approved the anti-viral drug remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19 Friday, July 10, following a similar decision from the European Commission. It is the first drug approved by Australian authorities to treat the virus and promised to reduce hospitalization time for coronavirus patients, Australias Therapeutic Goods Administration(TGA) said in a statement. #In60words



PCW commissioner on media resigns over ABS-CBN shutdown

11:40 am on 10 July 2020, Friday

The commissioner representing media and the arts for the Philippine Commission on Women confirmed resigning due to her opposition to the ABS-CBN shutdown. Noreen Capili said she tendered her resignation on Tuesday, July 7, a day after a House of Representatives committee tackled the ABS-CBN franchise renewal and accused the network of biased reporting. #In60words



COVID-19 local transmission reported in Surigao mining firm

7:54 pm on 8 July 2020, Wednesday

The local transmission of the COVID-19 has been reported at the Taganito High Pressure Acid Leaching (THPAL) Nickel Corporation in Barangay Taganito in the town of Claver in Surigao del Norte after eight workers tested positive for the coronavirus. As of July 7, a total of 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases has been reported in Claver town, eight of whom were from THPAL. #In60words



PH coronavirus cases reach 47,873

5:51 pm on 7 July 2020, Tuesday

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines jumped to 47,873 as the DOH reported 1,540 new cases of the disease as of 4 pm on Tuesday, July 7. Of the new confirmed cases, 993 are fresh, or test results released to patients in the last 3 days, while 547 are late, or those released to patients 4 days before or earlier. #In60words



Duterte signs 'dangerous' anti-terror bill into law

7:02 pm on 3 July 2020, Friday

In the middle of the coronavirus health crisis, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill giving the government more powers to act against persons or groups falling under what critics say is a dangerous and vague definition of terrorism. This was announced by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday, July 3, in a message to reporters. It was also confirmed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to Rappler.



PH coronavirus cases breach 40,000 with record 1,531 new patients

5:59 pm on 3 July 2020, Friday

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines breached 40,000 on Friday, July 3, with a record 1,531 new confirmed cases reported in a single day. The Department of Health reported a total 40,336 COVID-19 cases in the country. Of the 1,531 new cases, 688 were fresh, or those reported within the last 3 days, while 843 were late cases, or those reported 4 days before or earlier. #In60words



Subsequent roll outs of BP2 beneficiaries to begin soon

8:06 am on 9 June 2020, Tuesday

Senator Christopher Bong Go is reminding the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Council to immediately assess and validate applicants who wish to avail of the program and ensure that health protocols are followed as well as proper coordination with receiving local government units are conducted in the upcoming roll out of the next batches of the BP2 program.


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