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Pasay healthcare workers receive vaccines

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Some 100 medical professionals and other healthcare workers of Pasay City General Hospital received their first doses of CoronaVac on Tuesday. according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DIL...

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Manila vice mayor gets vaccine

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Manila City Vice Mayor Maria Shielah Honey Lacuna-Pangan and other city government health officials received on Tuesday, March 2, their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso led the ceremonial vac...

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Las Pinas vice mayor inspects vaccination sites 

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Ininspeksiyon po kaninang umaga,March 2,2021, ni Las Piñas City Vice-Mayor April Aguilar ang karagdagang vaccination sites na inilaan para sa mga medical at health care front-liners bilang paghahanda sa nalalapit na pagsisimula ng malawakang p...

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Covid-19 cases top 500,000 

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Covid-19 infections in the Philippines topped the 500,000 mark on Jan 17., nearly a year after it confirmed its first case of the disease, the Department of Health said in a report by CNN Philippines.

The DOH said the nationwide count is now at 500,577, of whom 24,691 or 4.9% are active cases. The latest report showed 84.6% of the currently ill patients experience mild symptoms, 6.6% have no symptoms, 5.3% are in critical condition, 3% are severe cases, while 0.47% are moderate cases.

Davao City logged the highest number of new infections nationwide with 107, the DOH said. This is followed by Quezon City with 106, Isabela with 65, Pampanga with 63, and Bulacan with 62.

Another 5,868 recoveries also raised the tally of survivors to 465,991, which account for 93.1% of the total patients.

Meanwhile, 11 more fatalities brought the death toll to 9,895. Of this number, five were earlier reported as recoveries and were reclassified as deaths, according to DOH.

The department also said five testing laboratories failed to submit their data on time and were not yet included in the latest figures. It added that nine duplicates were removed from the overall count after final validation.

Health experts and officials have warned of a spike in the country’s cases due to increased movement and gatherings over the holidays, as well as the recent Feast of the Black Nazarene which drew hundreds of thousands of devotees to the Quiapo Church despite the cancellation of the Traslacion.

The country confirmed its first COVID-19 case on Jan. 30 last year, a 38-year-old female Chinese national who travelled to the Philippines from Wuhan, which was then the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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