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DoH allots P2.4B for COVID-19 vaccines

THE Department of Health (DoH) has allotted P2.4 billion for coronavirus vaccines in its budget for next year. The amount could change depending the price of vaccines once they become available, it said.

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...

COVID-19 infections near 120,000, with 2,150 dead — DoH

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 3,561 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 119,460. The death toll rose to 2,150 after 28...

COVID-19 cases top 100,000; 2,059 dead

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported the highest daily increase of 5,032 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 103,185.

Coronavirus infections surpass 82,000

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 1,657 new coronavirus infections on July 27, bringing the country’s total to 82,040.

COVID-19 infections top 80,000 — DoH

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 2,110 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 80,448.

Palace blames Health dep’t for unclear rules

THE presidential palace on Thursday blamed Health authorities for unclear home quarantine rules that supposedly caused a surge in coronavirus infections.

COVID-19 infections top 72,000; deaths at 1,843 — Health dep’t

THE Department of Health reported 1,594 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 72,269.

Coronavirus cases nearing 70,000 with 1,835 dead — DoH

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 1,521 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 69,898.

COVID-19 infections top 67,000; deaths at 1,831

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,241 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 67,456.

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...

COVID-19 infections nearing 52,000 — DoH

THE Department of Health reported 1,395 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 51,754.

DoH says sorry for wrong statement on coronavirus hotspots

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly identifying some cities in Metro Manila as emerging hotspots for coronavirus infections.

New COVID-19 infections hit record as lockdowns eased

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 2,434 new coronavirus infections on Sunday — a record increase — bringing the total to 44,254.

COVID-19 infections near 39,000 as death toll increases to 1,274

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 294 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 38,805.

Doctor assignment to Cebu made voluntary

THE GOVERNMENT will no longer force state doctors to go to coronavirus hotspot Cebu City, and will instead seek volunteers, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 cases top 36,000; 1,255 dead

THE DEPARTMENT of Health reported 985 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 36,438.

Cebu City to get more doctors as health system gets swamped

HEALTH authorities will send doctors to Cebu City, which has reverted to a strict lockdown, to help control a spike in coronavirus infections, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

COVID-19 cases top 33,000; 1,212 dead

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 778 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 33,069.

DoH reports 470 new COVID-19 infections

THE Department of Health on Wednesday reported 470 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 32,295.

Philippines may start trials for anti-flu drug Avigan in July

THE PHILIPPINES plans to start clinical trials next month of the Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

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...

COVID-19 cases top 27,000; 1,108 dead

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 457 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 27,238.

DoH wants P182.1-B budget for next year

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) on Monday said it was proposing a P182.1-billion budget for 2021 as it starts enforcing the Universal Healthcare law.

DoH reports 490 new COVID-19 infections

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 490 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 26,420.

DoH proposes P21.5-B Northern Luzon budget for 2021

THE Department of Health (DoH) in Regions I, II and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) proposed to Congress a P21.5-billion budget for 2021.

Coronavirus cases near 24,000 as local death toll rises steadily

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 740 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 23,732.

Coronavirus infections near 22,000, says DoH

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 555 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 21,895.

Payouts for COVID-19-infected medics approved following Palace push

AFTER PRODDING from the Palace, an order approving cash benefits of up to P1 million for health care workers who died or became seriously ill on the job due to coronavirus was signed Thursday, the Department of Health (DoH) said.

Coronavirus cases near 20,000 as late results get validated

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 751 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, but said 71% of these cases were from old samples whose test results came out late.

No delay in reporting coronavirus deaths, health authorities say

THE DEPARTMENT of Health on Monday ruled out any delays in reporting coronavirus deaths in the country, saying the backlog had been limited to the number of infections.

Public urged to report clandestine COVID-19 clinics

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Sunday urged the public to report unlicensed clinics that treat foreigners infected with the novel coronavirus.

DoH to change how it reports COVID-19 cases

THE Department of Health (DoH) said that it will be changing the way coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases are reported to the public, saying that it will identify those that are “fresh” and those that came from “delayed reporting.”

COVID-19 test machine distributor denies allegations of overpricing, monopoly

OMNIBUS Bio-Medical Systems Inc. has denied allegations that it has hoarded and sold overpriced coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing equipment and kits to the national government.

Philippines posts record hike in coronavirus infections to 15,588

HEALTH authorities reported a record increase in coronavirus infections on Thursday, just as Manila, the capital and nearby cities expected the government to ease an 11-week lockdown — one of the longest in the world — starting June 1.

Health dep’t seeks P68B more to fight coronavirus pandemic

HEALTH authorities are seeking P67.62 billion in additional budget in the battle against a novel coronavirus pandemic, as infections neared 13,000.

Government to monitor lockdown transition as typhoon hits PHL

As Typhoon Ambo crosses the country, the government will closely monitor the country’s transition from a total lockdown to the new normal.

COVID-19 cases breach 12,000; death toll at 806

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 215 more people infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 12,091.

DoH criticized for data errors as coronavirus cases reach 11,618

SENATORS on Wednesday hit the Department of Health (DoH) for errors in coronavirus tracking data, saying such “incompetence” endanger the lives of the public.

Coronavirus cases hit 9,485 with 623 deaths, DoH says

THE Department of Health reported 262 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 9,485.

DoH says no COVID-19 peak yet as confirmed cases soar to...

CORONAVIRUS infections in the Philippines have not reached their peak, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Thursday, as 276 new cases were added to bring the total to 8,488.

Novel coronavirus infections now at 7,777, DoH says

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 198 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections on Monday, bringing the total to 7,777.

COVID-19 deaths now at 477; two more detainees test positive

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported on Friday that an additional 211 persons tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)y, bringing the total to 7,192. Fifteen patients have died, raising the death toll due to the disease to 477.

DoH amends rules on classification of COVID-19 patients

THE Department of Health has amended an administrative order by including the new classifications of the coronavirus disease 2019 patients and providing for standards on detection and monitoring of cases.

DoH says COVID-19 cases now at 6,710

THE Department of Health reported 111 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 6,710.