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COVID-19 infections more than 375,000; deaths at 7,114 — DoH

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,053 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 375,180.

1,900 new COVID-19 cases recorded

The Department of Health reported 1,923 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 365,799. The death toll...

COVID-19 infections nearing 335,000

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,996 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total to 334,770. The death toll rose by 83 to 6,152, while...

Privatizing PhilHealth will improve efficiency – Duque

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said privatizing the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will improve its efficiency in delivering services amid calls to...

DoH says no conditions set to access US vaccines

PHL COVID-19 cases hit 250,000 The Philippines will have access to potential COVID-19 vaccines being developed by US firms without any strings attached, the Department...

PHL to resume polio, measles immunization despite COVID-19 pandemic

The government will soon resume its polio and measles immunization program for children despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Inter-Agency Task Force...

DoH reports 3,999 new COVID cases, 91 fatalities

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 3,999 new positive cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total number of cases...

Philippines risks losing in vaccine race as it battles worst outbreak...

The Philippines is trying to secure access to a vaccine in development against COVID-19 as it battles the worst outbreak in Southeast Asia. While other...

Pooled testing only works in areas with little incidence of COVID-19:...

The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said pooled testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is only effective in areas where incidence of...

Metro Manila health workers to get free motorcycle rides during MECQ

Angkas will deploy 1,000 motorcycle riders to 10 hospitals in Metro Manila as it teamed up with the government to provide medical workers with...

Philippines to update COVID-19 strategy as healthcare workers seek ‘timeout’

The Department of Health (DoH) vowed on Sunday to update its game plan against COVID-19 within a week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce in the capital Manila, where medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

Regulation looms for online cigarette sales

ONLINE selling of so-called ‘sin’ products like cigarettes and alcoholic beverages, which the government relies on for tax revenue, will be subject to registration requirements to ensure only legitimate sellers get to use the platform, officials said.

Foreign nationals allowed into the country starting Aug.

Subject to a number of conditions, some foreign nationals will be allowed to enter the Philippines starting Aug. 1, Malacanang announced. This as the coronavirus...

Health department endorses complaint against Senator Pimentel for quarantine violations

The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said that it endorsed a lawyer’s complaint against Senator Aquilino Martin D. Pimentel III for breaching quarantine...

COVID-19 infections near 60,000 — DoH

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 634 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 57,545. The death toll rose to 1,603 after six more patients died, while recoveries increased by 88 to 20,459, it said in a bulletin.

Philippines reports 162 coronavirus deaths, largest daily increase

The Department of Health (DoH) on Monday confirmed 162 new coronavirus deaths, the country's biggest single-day increase in casualties, as a health ministry official...

Coronavirus cases near 31,000; death toll reaches 1,177

THE Department of Health reported 630 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 30,682.

661 new COVID-19 cases brings total to 28,459 says DoH

The Department of Health (DoH) reported an additional 661 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Friday, bringing the tally of positive cases to...

Despite calls to leave, Duque to stay on in DoH

The Department of Health (DoH) said Secretary Francisco T. Duque III will continue to lead the agency’s efforts against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...

COVID-19 cases hit 10,343; death toll at 685 — Health dep’t

THE Department of Health reported 339 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,343.

Jail mass tests planned as infections near 8,000

THE Department of Health is planning to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 infections in the country’s overcrowded jails to avert a contagion, as the national tally neared 8,000.

Facebook compiles platform-specific tools to fight the COVID-19 infodemic

Stay connected with the latest updates about COVID-19 straight from relevant health organizations while on Facebook’s family of apps.

COVID-19 cases rise to 803; death toll at 54

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Friday reported yet again the biggest daily increase in novel coronavirus infections with 96 new cases, bringing the total to 803.

Customs OKs 189 shipments of COVID-19 medical supplies

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has processed 189 shipments of medical supplies and other emergency items needed for responses against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Thursday.

DoH assures safety of civilians, Pinoys from cruise ship

FILIPINOS coming home from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Yokohama will be strictly monitored, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Monday.

DoH ready to repatriate Pinoys on virus-stricken cruise ship

THE Department of Health (DoH) said on Friday that repatriation measures are ready as they expect at least 460 Filipinos who had been quarantined for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on board cruise ship MV Diamond Princess to come home on Sunday.

Polio resurgent, Health dep’t says

THE DEPARTMENT of Health reported a case of polio this year after almost two decades of being free from the disease.

Duque says reconsideration of Dengvaxia vaccination program not on the table

AMID THE declaration of a nationwide dengue alert, Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said the Department of Health (DoH) is not considering just yet a possible revival of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccination program.

Dengue deaths reach 94 in Western Visayas

NINETY-FOUR people have died of dengue in Western Visayas — the region with the highest number of cases — as of July 19, according to data from the Department of Health-Center for Health Development-Region 6 (DOH-CHD-6).

DoH to include Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in immunization program

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) announced on Tuesday that it will now include vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in its immunization program, beginning in regions with the most number of reported cases last year.

Health chief calls for mass testing of children given Dengvaxia

Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque on Tuesday, March 13, said the agency is coordinating with University of Pittsburgh and University of...

PHL plans to sue Sanofi over vaccine — DoH chief

THE PHILIPPINES intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant’s anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead...

Former health chief appointed to DoH

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Oct. 26, appointed Francisco T. Duque III to the Department of Health which he once headed during President...

DoH affirms ‘very rare’ risk of bird-flu infection

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Reporter THE Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said there were no confirmed cases of avian influenza transmitted to humans...

DoH addresses rare diseases

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WHAT COMES to mind when you hear of a rare disease called “Maple Syrup Urine”? Some may think that...

The nation’s HIV status

By Zsarlene B. Chua Fewer people are becoming infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) around the world but the Philippines is, worryingly, trending in the...