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HUNT ON FOR CLOSE CONTACTS OF OMICRON SUBVARIANT BA.2.12 VICTIM

3 of 4 QC contacts of BA.2.12 case test negative; 1 leaves PH

  The country’s first detected case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Omicron subvariant had four close contacts from Quezon City.In a message to the Philippine News Agency on Friday, Dr. Rolly Cruz, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), also corrected… Read More

2 UNVAXXED SENIORS DIE AS PHILLIPINES RECORDS FIRST DEATHS FROM COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT

2 UNVAXXED SENIORS DIE AS PHILLIPINES RECORDS FIRST DEATHS FROM COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT

The Philippines on Wednesday recorded its first two deaths from the highly infectious Omicron variant of Covid-19.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported the casualties from the coronavirus variant believed to be the cause of the current surge in cases.

DOH said the fatalities, one from the National Capital Region (NCR) and the other from Central Luzon, were in their 60s,, were not vaccinated, and had preexisting medical conditions.

The fatalities were among nearly 500 new Omicron cases detected by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC).


DOH OMICRON INFECTION TALLY AT 492 CASES

DOH OMICRON INFECTION TALLY AT 492 CASES

DOH OMICRON INFECTION TALLY AT 492 CASES

Detected: 332 local, 160 ROF cases

A total of 492 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected from the 714 samples sequenced last January 14, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday.

In a joint statement with the University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) andand the University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), the DOH said 115 cases are positive for the Delta variant and one Alpha variant. Read More

OMICRON SPREADS TO MORE AREAS

15 LOCATIONS IN METROMANILA HAVE  OMICRON CASES

15 LOCATIONS IN METROMANILA HAVE OMICRON CASES

The Department of Health (DOH) said 15 areas in Metro Manila already have cases of the highly transmissible Covid-19 Omicron variant.

DOH Epidemiology Bureau director Dr. Alethea de Guzman bared the alarming report during a congressioanl hearing on January 18. She, however, did not identify the locations.

De Guzman said the increase in COVID-19 cases was due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

“Our latest whole genome sequencing showed that the Omicron variant is now the predominant variant in the National Capital Region,” de Guzman said.

She said Omicron has been detected in 13 of 17 regions and in 15 of 17 areas in the National Capital Region.

PRESIDENT BARES CURRENT THREATS TO PINOYS

DUTERTE: Covid-19 remains top threat aside from NPA, terrorists

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. DUTERTE

DUTERTE: COVID-19 REMAINS TOP THREAT ASIDE FROM NPA, TERRORISTS

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MANILA – The prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is the top threat to Filipinos aside from terrorists and New People’s Army (NPA), President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Monday.Duterte made the remark as the country recorded over 37,000 new Covid-19 infections… Read More