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DEADLIER COVID-19 OMICRON SUBVARIANT X BB NOW IN PHILIPPINES

DOH DETECTS 81 CASES

The Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippines has recorded 81 coronavirus cases characterized by the “highly immune-evasive” XBB Omicron subvariant.

“Batay sa latest sequencing run, nakapagtala na po tayo ng 81 XBB cases mula sa dalawang rehiyon sa bansa,” DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said  in a press briefing on Tuesday.

Vergeire said that the XBB subvariant has an even higher immune evasion ability than BA.5 Omicron subvariant. While the XBB subvariant is more transmissible, and may evade vaccine immunity, the DOH said there was no evidence that it causes more severe disease.

COVID-19: 154,237,449 vaccine doses administered nationwide

70.8M Filipinos fully vaccinated, 15M with 1st booster

The Philippines has already administered 154,237,449 doses of the coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine nationwide, with 70,853,659 Filipinos receiving complete coronavirus primary series and 15,017,716 getting their first booster doses, National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) said… Read More

PH eyes integration of Covid-19 vax into routine immunization

 July 2, 2022, 6:11 pm

MANILA – The Philippine government is looking to include the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine in the routine immunization to ramp up inoculation in certain areas with low jab uptake.”During this transition period, the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) and… Read More

All regions achieve over 45% vaccine coverage for seniors

 July 2, 2022, 6:05 pm

MANILA – All 17 regions in the country have vaccinated at least 45 percent of their senior citizens against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.Citing the latest report from the National Vaccination Operations Center, the DOH said in a… Read More

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