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Covid 2?

Or whatever they're calling the new strain.  Any news on it?  Is it spreading rapidly? Are there monitoring sites set up for it still lumped with the original?  Perhaps the most important question, does the vaccine have any effect on it?

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H Covid cases hit 1,952, highest yet in Jan – DoH – The Manila Times

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/01/10/news/national/ph-covid-cases-hit-1952-highest-yet-in-jan-doh/825614/
 

THE country logged 1,952 coronavirus disease 2019 cases on Saturday, the highest so far this January, the Department of Health (DoH) said.

This brings the total caseload to 485,797 since the pandemic began in the first quarter of 2020.

The upward trend started on Friday when DoH logged 1,776 cases after reporting less than 1,000 cases the previous week.

The DoH said of the total, 26,784 or 5.5 percent remained “active.”

There are 449,615 or 92.6 percent of those infected who have recovered, including 291 new survivors.

Thirty-four more died, raising the toll to 9,398 or 1.93 percent of the total number of cases.

Seven testing laboratories were not able to pass their data to the Covid-19 Data Repository System.

The Philippines still ranks second in Southeast Asia in terms of new coronavirus cases, behind Indonesia with 808,340 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 case tracker.

As of Saturday, the world has 88.8 million Covid-19 victims, 1.9 million of whom have died, the case tracker reported.

Austria added to restricted list

Austria has been added to the government’s list of restricted countries, the Bureau of Immigration said on Saturday.

“The restriction for those coming from Austria will start at 12:01 midnight of January 10 and will be in effect until January 15,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said.

Covered were 14 foreign passengers coming from or have been to Austria 14 days prior to arrival in the Philippines.

Austria’s inclusion brought the total number of restricted countries to 28.

The government has imposed a ban on travelers from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Australia, Israel, The Netherlands, Hong Kong SAR, Switzerland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea, South Africa, Canada, Spain, United States, Portugal, India, Finland, Norway, Jordan and Brazil.

Morente clarified, however, that Filipinos coming from these countries will be allowed entry, but will be referred to the airport’s one stop shop to “undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR result,” he added.

RT-PCR is the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test.

Those who will be merely “transiting” in the 28 countries will not be required to undergo the 14-day quarantine but will still have to undergo regular protocols for arriving passengers.

“They will be considered transiting if they merely stayed in the airport, were just there for a layover and were not cleared for entry by immigration authorities in the said countries,” said Morente.

The expanded travel restrictions have been directed by Malacañang following the emergence of a new South African Covid-19 variant.

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Duterte's COVID blunders will set the Philippines back generations

https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Duterte-s-COVID-blunders-will-set-the-Philippines-back-generations

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, columnist and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy" and the "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lamented the scandalously inequitable distribution of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, where rich nations have reportedly gobbled up as much as 80% of available approved vaccines.

The European Union, along with the Group of Seven industrialized nations have quickly secured up to 3.1 billion doses, initially leaving only 2% of available vaccines for the Covax Facility, the universal vaccination initiative led by the World Health Organization intended to supply developing nations. That left the rest of the world's population fighting for the remaining 18% of vaccines still up for grabs.

Without a doubt, the COVID pandemic has painfully laid bare structural inequities in our global health infrastructure: Indigent communities and racial minorities in the developed world, as well as a majority of people in the world's poorest nations, have borne the brunt of the crisis.

But what developing country leaders such as Duterte have conveniently overlooked is the vital importance of proactive leadership in times of crisis. By foolishly shunning Western pharmaceutical companies until the last minute and naively over-relying on vaccines from the likes of China and Russia, Duterte has left the Philippines without quality vaccines until mid-2021.

Asleep at the wheel, Duterte has effectively extended the public health crisis that has ravaged the Philippine economy, as neighboring countries have set about not only developing their own vaccines but securing large doses from abroad. To be fair, the pandemic crisis is unprecedented in living memory, and nor is Duterte to blame for the decades of underinvestment, corruption, chronic brain drain and emaciated health care system he faced when he was sworn in.

And Duterte has encouraged people to wear face masks and enforced strict social distancing measures throughout much of the year. Still, it is hard to understate his disastrous management of the COVID crisis.

Instead of ensuring competence and accountability in vital state institutions, Duterte appointed half a dozen active and former generals to oversee the country's public health policy, and it was not until mid-March that he started to take the crisis seriously. Then he pivoted to the other extreme, imposing the longest and strictest lockdown on earth, with my own Manila neighborhood ringed by military checkpoints.

But any gains from the lockdown were lost thanks to sloppy contact tracing and delayed mass testing that resulted in one of the worst COVID outbreaks in Asia. The lockdown also triggered the country's worst economic performance on record, with the Philippines' gross domestic product expected to shrink by as much as 10% this year, the worst in the region and a dramatic fall from almost 6% growth last year.

According to the International Monetary Fund, the Philippines could suffer the worst growth decline in the world over the next five years, while the British medical journal The Lancet placed the Philippines in the bottom third of surveyed nations in terms of its management of the COVID.

In response, Duterte insisted that vaccines are on the way and that the country "will be back to normal" by December, while refusing to relax economically devastating lockdowns. Betting his hopes on two sources, China and Russia, when Moscow announced that its Sputnik vaccine, which is yet to clear third-phase human trials, Duterte even offered himself and his country as laboratory specimens. And despite lingering doubts over the reliability of Chinese vaccines, Duterte presented the Asian powerhouse as a savior.

"Those of you who are asking [if vaccines by] China [are safe]: I can say that China is a modern country and it has all the wherewithal... [its] integrity is fully protected by its achievements," said Duterte in a national address in October.

Curiously, the Filipino president, in contrast to neighboring Indonesia, overlooked the development of joint production schemes of COVID-19 vaccines with either China or Russia. He also failed to secure early supplies from Chinese companies, which have moved toward mass vaccination throughout the Middle East and aim to export up to 500 million doses in coming months.

Duterte's biggest vaccine blunder, however, was his stubborn refusal to secure effective vaccines from established pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer through so-called Advance Market Commitments mechanisms.

"You want us to make a reservation by depositing money, you must be crazy," complained the Filipino president in September, just as major pharmaceutical companies moved toward regulatory approval. When Duterte tried to backtrack, Pfizer was already celebrating its astonishing trial results and had sealed massive supply deals with major nations.

The Philippines was only able to secure 2.6m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for delivery likely in mid-2021 thanks to proactive members of the business community. But this will not be nearly enough to supply a population of 100 million, especially since 70% of a population needs to be vaccinated before herd immunity advantages can kick in.

According to Duterte's vaccine czar, former military general Carlito Galvez, it might take up to five years before the Philippines vaccinates a majority of its population.

As a result of Duterte's chronic mismanagement, his country not only faces dire economic and public heath crises for the foreseeable future but will remain increasingly dependent on covetous powers such as China, which will surely extract maximum concessions from mendicant nations such as the Philippines.

To paraphrase French diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand: this is worse than a crime, it is a blunder.

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COVID-19 ALERT:

90 NEW COVID-19 CASES, THREE (3) DEATHS, AND 103 RECOVERIES RECORDED TODAY
 

As of 9AM today, January 12, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 12,195, total recoveries at 11,341 (93%), and total deaths at 144(1.18%). This brings the total active cases to 710 (5.82%).

A total of 90 new cases were recorded out of 421 laboratory samples tested in the three (3) COVID-19 laboratories in the region, the EVRCTC, DWHVL, and the Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center.

The EVRCTC has released a total of 274 laboratory results. Of these, 209 are negative and 65 are positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 99 laboratory results. Of these, 84 are negative and 15 are positive (with 12 new cases, 1 reinfection, and 1 reswab) for COVID-19.

The Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center has released also a total of 48 laboratory results with 35 negative and 13 positive.

The 90 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (6)

ORMOC CITY (13)

LEYTE (8)
   Barugo – 1
   Bay-Bay City - 1
   Tanauan - 3
   Tunga - 3

SOUTHERN LEYTE (2)
   San Francisco – 1
   Sogod  - 1 

SAMAR (40)
   Calbayog – 23
   Calbiga - 2
   Catbalogan - 15

EASTERN SAMAR (20)
   Borongan City – 3 (2 Local case, 1 Close contact)
   Guiuan – 1 (Local case)
   Llorente – 15 (14 Close contacts, 1 Local case)
   Maydolong – 1 (Local case)

BILIRAN (1)
   Caibiran (1)

On the other hand, the COVID-19 related deaths recorded today are the following:

EV-11933, a 71-year-old, male, from Pinabacdao, Samar who died on January 10, 2021

EV-11325, a 60- year old, female, from Guiuan, Eastern Samar who died on January 4, 2021

EV-11148, a 71-year old male, from Baybay City who died on January 9, 2021.

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.

With this current pandemic, be part of the solution. BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 by practicing these behaviors: B- Bawal walang mask, I- Isanitize ang mga kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay, D- Dumistansya ng isang metro, at A- Alamin ang totoong impormasyon.

Remember, we can BIDA Solusyon! Be a BIDA Bastonero by informing, reminding, correcting, and appreciating the public to ensure adherence to the minimum public health standards.

When deciding what activities to engage in, use the KERI vs SKERI risk assessment tool and its peligro factors. 

Avoid large crowds or mass gatherings, keep a physical distancing of at least one meter from each other, avoid activities that would last longer than 15 minutes, avoid venues that is not properly ventilated, avoid transmission causing behaviors like singing, shouting, heavy breathing or any physical contact, and wear face mask and face shield properly throughout the duration of the activity.

Together, we can #BeatCOVID-19!

 

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Several local government units share the good news that they have closed deals to secure hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses for their constituents.

Read more: bit.ly/3nujDPD


 

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BREAKING: Department of Health and Philippine Genome Center confirm the detection of B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country.

READ: https://bit.ly/3oFtoM1

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DOH: UK virus variant detected in Philippines

Published January 13, 2021 8:11pm
Updated January 13, 2021 9:26pm

By JULIA MARI ORNEDO, GMA News

The Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday announced that the new coronavirus variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines.

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“The DOH and the PGC today officially confirm the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates on January 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results,” they said in a statement.

Believed to have first emerged in the UK in September last year, the coronavirus variant is more infectious but does not appear to make the illness more severe. However, a more transmissible virus means more cases as a result.

The DOH said the patient is a male resident of Quezon City who left for Dubai on December 27 for business purposes and returned to the country on January 7 aboard Emirates Flight No. EK 332.

The patient was swabbed and underwent quarantine in a hotel upon his return to the Philippines.

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After his test results came back positive the following day, he was transferred to a Quezon City facility while his samples were sent to the PGC.

The patient’s female partner, meanwhile, tested negative for COVID-19 and is currently under “strict” quarantine and monitoring.

“Both of the returning Filipinos had no exposure to a confirmed case prior to their departure to Dubai nor had any travel activities outside Quezon City,” the DOH said.

The couple’s contacts who have so far been identified by authorities are asymptomatic and currently under strict home quarantine.

In a statement, the Quezon City government said that the patient's "immediate household contacts" have been brought to an isolation facility, where they were also tested, and that it has "heightened surveillance" in his community.

"The City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit has conducted contact tracing on the resident’s close contacts upon his arrival like the health workers at the isolation facility where he was brought, and the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) that brought him from the hotel to the isolation facility," it also said.

The DOH also said contact tracing for other passengers was underway after it secured the flight manifest.

“Meanwhile, weekly genomic biosurveillance among incoming passengers, local cases, re-infected patients, and those with reported clustering of cases will be intensified,” the department vowed.

In a separate statement, the DOH stressed that the virus's mode of transmission has not changed.

"This means that the Minimum Public Health Standards remain to be the effective measure against the spread of the disease," it said.

"Local Government Units are also urged to be extra vigilant and ensure strict implementation of existing quarantine and isolation protocols."

Travel restrictions

The Philippines has barred arrivals from 30 countries due to the UK variant, which has been detected in at least 41 other countries. 

However, the UAE is not among the countries included in the ban.

Filipino citizens will be allowed to enter the Philippines as long as they undergo screening for COVID-19 and facility-based quarantine for 14 days.

Last week Hong Kong announced that a woman who had arrived from the Philippines was found to have the variant.

Health officials here said that her relatives have tested negative. She herself had tested negative prior to departing for Hong Kong.

At least six other variants are being monitored across the globe:

  • South Africa: 501Y.V2, found in 10 countries and believed to be even more infectious than the UK variant
  • Malaysia: A701B
  • Nigeria: P681H
  • Denmark: Cluster 5
  • China: D614G, most widespread and dominant
  • Japan: B.1.1.248, detected in travelers from Brazil

British scientists earlier said the B.1.1.7 has key mutations, including one that affects the “spike” protein, which the virus uses to infect human cells.

A study conducted by Pfizer and scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch found that the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer appeared to work against the UK and South Africa variants.

Moderna's vaccine is also expected to be effective against the UK variant, the Dutch national drugs authority said. 

 

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10 hours ago, Soupeod said:

BREAKING: Department of Health and Philippine Genome Center confirm the detection of B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country.

So pretty much the entire world has this new strain. Shouldn't all the countries open up again for travel? I'm not sure I understand the thinking if the US has it and the Philippines has it that you can't fly back and forth to either?

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Yes, super surprisingly, the travel ban failed.  :as-if:

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5 hours ago, Dafey said:

So pretty much the entire world has this new strain. Shouldn't all the countries open up again for travel? I'm not sure I understand the thinking if the US has it and the Philippines has it that you can't fly back and forth to either?

Yeah let a real estate agent travel ( that is not Essential IMO ) pick up the covid variant and return home!  Holy cow!  But, let’s block those damn foreigners haha 😂 from traveling here! 

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Sweden's statistical data shows that 1993, a year of severe flu, died as many people as Covid19 year 2020.

Article in Swedish, translate or learn Swedish. Its a very easy language, even kids in Sweden can speak it.

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/kolumnister/a/eKaQ34/lika-manga-dor-ett-ar-med-svar-influensa-som-under-coronan

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@jaybee747 .In answer to your question about no Vax no Fly.
Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas has said this.

I'm not an anti vaxer so it doesn't bother me and have only flown Qantas once in 40 years.
I think it will end up in the Hight Court.

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Travel ban extension looms to deter new Covid variants

 

The government will likely extend the travel ban on countries where cases of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants were reported after the Health department confirmed the first case of the United Kingdom variant in the country.

In a press conference on Thursday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) would discuss later today extending the ban beyond January 15.

The ban covers travellers from 33 countries where the new variants have been detected.

Filipinos from those countries will be allowed to return home but have to be tested and quarantined.

Roque said the government will likely include the United Arab Emirates in the list of banned countries after a Filipino who returned home from a Middle East country tested positive for the a Covid-19 variant.

Roque maintained that the government is not inclined to impose a total travel ban on the 33 countries with new variants despite recent developments.

“Nanindigan na po ang Presidente, walang Pilipino na pupuwedeng mapigilang umuwi because that is the right to travel (President Rodrigo Duterte maintained that no Filipinos will be barred from entering the country because [they have the right to travel]),” he said.

For now, he said the government’s policy is to protect the public by preventing the entry of the new Covid-19 variant by imposing a 14-day quarantine on Filipino travelers.

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/travel-ban-extension-looms-to-deter-new-covid-variants/ar-BB1cKZ0l?ocid=msedgdhp


 

 

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Since minks, dogs, domestic cats, lions, tigers and now gorrillas have all caught Covid will they be required to have emotional support animal (ESA) vaccine passports too?

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COVID-19 ALERT:

145 NEW COVID-19 CASES,  THREE (3) DEATHS, AND 291 RECOVERIES RECORDED TODAY
 
As of 9AM today, January 16, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 12,777, total recoveries at 11, 814 (92.46%), and total deaths at 157(1.23%). This brings the total active cases to 806 (6.31%).

A total of 145 new cases were recorded out of 755 laboratory samples tested in the three (3) COVID-19 laboratories in the region, the EVRCTC, DWHVL, and the Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center.

The EVRCTC has released a total of 388 laboratory results. Of these, 278 are negative, and 110 are positive (with 104 new cases, and 6 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 336 laboratory results. Of these, 302 are negative and 34 are positive (with 33 new cases and 1 re-swab) for COVID-19.

The Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center has released also a total of 31 laboratory results with 22 negative and 9 positive (with 8 new cases and 1 re-swab) for COVID-19.

The 145 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (6)

ORMOC CITY (22)

LEYTE (93)
  Abuyog– 8
  Albuera – 2
  Barugo – 1
  Baybay - 1
  Burauen – 2 
  Capoocan – 5
  Carigara – 7
  Dagami – 1
  Dulag – 1
  Inopacan – 8
  Jaro – 2
  Leyte – 10
  Merida - 16
  Palo – 7
  San Miguel – 4
  Sta. Fe - 1
  Tabango – 1 
  Tabontabon – 1
  Tanauan – 1
  Tolosa – 12
  Tunga – 2

SOUTHERN LEYTE (5)
   Maasin City – 2
   Pintuyan – 1 
   San Ricardo – 1
   St. Bernard – 1 
  
SAMAR (7)
   Catbalogan – 1
   Hinabangan – 1
   Motiong – 2 
   Paranas – 2
   Pinabacdao - 1
   
EASTERN SAMAR (12)
     Llorente – 9 (9 Close Contacts)
    Quinapondan – 3 (3 Local cases)

On the other hand, the COVID-19 related deaths recorded today is the following:

EV-11586, a 61-year-old, male, from Villareal, Samar who died on January 13, 2021
EV-11715, a 74-year old, male, from Ormoc City who died on January 15, 2021
EV-12265, a 71-year old, male, from Tacloban City who died on January 15, 2021

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.

There  were three (3) cases previously tagged as new cases that have been reclassified as re-swabs upon verification.  Hence the adjustment of the total case count. 

With this current pandemic, be part of the solution. BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 by practicing these behaviors: B- Bawal walang mask, I- Isanitize ang mga kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay, D- Dumistansya ng isang metro, at A- Alamin ang totoong impormasyon.

Remember, we can BIDA Solusyon! Be a BIDA Bastonero by informing, reminding, correcting, and appreciating the public to ensure adherence to the minimum public health standards.

When deciding what activities to engage in, use the KERI vs SKERI risk assessment tool and its peligro factors. 

Avoid large crowds or mass gatherings, keep a physical distancing of at least one meter from each other, avoid activities that would last longer than 15 minutes, avoid venues that is not properly ventilated, avoid transmission causing behaviors like singing, shouting, heavy breathing or any physical contact, and wear face mask and face shield properly throughout the duration of the activity.

Together, we can #BeatCOVID-19!

 

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COVID-19 ALERT:

134 NEW COVID-19 CASES,  TWO (2) DEATHS, AND 25 RECOVERIES RECORDED TODAY
 
As of 10AM today, January 17, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 12,907, total recoveries at 11, 839 (91.73%), and total deaths at 159(1.23%). This brings the total active cases to 909 (7.04%).

A total of 134 new cases were recorded today.  Of these, 133 new confirmed cases out of 1,125 laboratory samples were reported from the two (2) COVID-19 laboratories in the region, the EVRCTC, and the DWHVL.  An additional one (1) confirmed case was reported from Cebu TB Reference Laboratory, Cebu City.  The confirmed case from Region 8 was detected at Cebu port where the patient was swabbed upon arrival. 

The EVRCTC has released a total of 805 laboratory results. Of these, 700 are negative, 1 invalid, and 104 are positive (with 102 new cases, and 2 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 320 laboratory results. Of these, 287 are negative and 33 are positive (with 31 new cases, 1 reinfection, and 1 re-swab) for COVID-19.

The 134 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (17)

ORMOC CITY (8)

LEYTE (59)
Abuyog– 2
Alangalang – 3
Albuera – 5
Babatngon – 2
Barugo – 5
Baybay – 1
Burauen – 1
Carigara – 2
Dagami – 1
Dulag – 6
Inopacan – 2
Jaro – 1 
Kananga – 6 
Leyte -1 
Merida – 10
Palo – 10
Tanauan – 1

SOUTHERN LEYTE (14)
Macrohon – 2
Padre Burgos 1
Pintuyan – 10
San Francisco – 1
  
SAMAR (20)
Calbayog – 8
Catbalogan – 6
Hinabangan – 1
Marabut – 2
San Jorge – 1
Sta. Rita – 2
   
EASTERN SAMAR (12)
Borongan City – 8 (8 Local Cases)
Can-avid – 1 (Close Contact)
Llorente – 1 (Close Contact)
Oras – 1 (Close Contact)
Sulat – 1 (Local Case)
    
NORTHERN SAMAR (3)
Catarman – 2
Victoria – 1

BILIRAN (1)
    Naval – 1 

On the other hand, the COVID-19 related deaths recorded today is the following:

EV-12386, a 72-year-old, male, from Ormoc City who died on January 15, 2021
EV-12889, a 67-year old, male, from Marabut, Samar who died on January 16, 2021

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.

There  were three (3) cases previously tagged as new cases that have been reclassified as re-swabs upon verification.  Hence the adjustment of the total case count. 

With this current pandemic, be part of the solution. BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 by practicing these behaviors: B- Bawal walang mask, I- Isanitize ang mga kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay, D- Dumistansya ng isang metro, at A- Alamin ang totoong impormasyon.

Remember, we can BIDA Solusyon! Be a BIDA Bastonero by informing, reminding, correcting, and appreciating the public to ensure adherence to the minimum public health standards.

When deciding what activities to engage in, use the KERI vs SKERI risk assessment tool and its peligro factors. 

Avoid large crowds or mass gatherings, keep a physical distancing of at least one meter from each other, avoid activities that would last longer than 15 minutes, avoid venues that is not properly ventilated, avoid transmission causing behaviors like singing, shouting, heavy breathing or any physical contact, and wear face mask and face shield properly throughout the duration of the activity.

Together, we can #BeatCOVID-19!

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