COVID-19 third wave in Philippines

June 6, 2022 | 5:12pm
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COVID-19 third wave in Philippines
June 6, 2022

The Philippines logged 599 severe and critical COVID-19 patients in hospitals on June 5, DOH sayd.

Out of the 2,632 ICU beds reserved for COVID-19 patients, only 386 (14.7%) were occupied.

From May 30 to June 5, there have been 1,295 new COVID-19 cases in the country. The daily average is now at 185.

March 15, 2022

The National Capital Region remains the region with most new COVID-19 cases as of March 14, 2022, according to data from OCTA Research.

Metro Manila logged 141 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Among provinces, Cebu registered the most new cases with 57, followed by Iloilo with 56, Cavite with 23 and Rizal with 23.

March 7, 2022

Among highly urbanized cities in Luzon, Puerto Princesa is the lone city that remains at moderate risk for COVID-19 due to very high testing positivity rate, OCTA Research says.

As of March 6, NCR, Baguio City, Naga City and Santiago were at low risk.

Meanwhile, Angeles, Dagupan, Lucena and Olongapo improved to very low risk.

March 5, 2022

The Department of Health logs an additional 941 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national caseload to 3,666,678.

As of Saturday, there are 49,374 active cases.

March 4, 2022

The Department of Health reports 853 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 3,665,747.

To date, there are 50,230 active cases.

February 26, 2022

The Department of Health reports an additional 1,223 COVID-19 cases, biring the national caseload to 3,660,020.

There are 53,934 active cases.

February 25, 2022

The Department of Health reports 1,671 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the national tally to 3,658,892.

As of Friday, there are 55,140 active cases.

February 19, 2022

The Department of Health registers 1,923 new COVID-19 cases. The total reported cases has reached 3,650,748 on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

February 18, 2022

The Department of Health logs an additional 2,232 COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 3,648,925.

Of the figure, 65,796 are active cases.

February 17, 2022

The Department of Health logs 2,196 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the Philippines to 3,646,793.

To date, there are 66,588 active cases.

February 13, 2022

Iloilo City remains at high risk for COVID-19 as cases continue to go down in Visayas as of February 12, OCTA Research says.

Bacolod, Cebu City, Lapu Lapu, Mandaue Ormoc and Tacloban are at moderate risk.

February 12, 2022

The Department of Health reports 3,792 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national caseload to 3,634,368.

To date, there are 84,229 active cases.

February 11, 2022


The Department of Health logs an additional 3,788 COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the Philippines to 3,630,637.

February 10, 2022

The Department of Health registers 4,575 new coronavirus infections, biringing the national tally to 3,627,575.

To date, there are 93,307 active cases. 

February 9, 2022

Metro Manila still has the most number of new COVID-19 cases but the numbers have significantly dropped over the past days since the spike in mid-January.

Department of Health's latest data as of February 8 shows NCR with 689 new infections, followed by Cebu and Iloillo with 300 and 169, respectively.

Benguet and Cavite, respectively, are almost tied with 146 and 142 new COVID-19 detections yesterday.

February 6, 2022

Current trends project to 1,000 to 2,000 daily COVID-19 cases by end of February cases, OCTA Research says.

The Philippines' daily average is now at 8,422 cases, OCTA Research fellow Guido David says.

"Public is advised to continue observing health protocols," David says in a tweet.

February 5, 2022

The Department of Health logs 7,689 new cases, bringing the national tally to 3,601,471.

February 4, 2022

The Department of Health logs 8,564 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 3,594,002.

Of the figure, 151,389 were active cases.

January 30, 2022

COVID-19 cases are decreasing in Regions 4A, 3 and the rest of the Philippines, OCTA Research says.

OCTA Research fellow Guido David says the rise in cases in Metro Manila was a surprise and "not really supported by other indicators."

David further predicts 14,000 to 18,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, with 2,000 coming from the capital region.

January 29, 2022

The Department of Health reports an additional 17,382 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 3,528,796.

To date, there are 213,587 active cases.

January 28, 2022

The Department of Health logs 18,638 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 3,511,491.

There 231,658 active cases.

January 26, 2022

The Department of Health logs an additional 15,789 additional COVID-19 infections, raising the country’s nationwide tally to 3,475,293.

There are 230,410 active cases, of which nearly 95% had mild illness.

January 25, 2022

The Department of Health reports 17,677 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 3,459,656.

To date, there are 247,451 active cases.

January 24, 2022

The Philippines' COVID-19 tally climbs to 3,442,056 with 24,938 new cases reported Monday.

Active cases are at 262,997 or 7.6% of total. The death toll reaches 53,519 with 47 new deaths.

The positivity rate is 40.6%.

January 23, 2022

The DOH logs 29,828 new COVID-19 cases in the country, the 11th highest single daily rise since the pandemic started.

Active cases are at 273,580 or 8% of the total, registering a decrease for the second consecutive day.

The positivity rate is 41.8%, which is the lowest since January 5.

January 23, 2022

Iloilo City is moved to severe outbreak classification, along with Baguio City, following new high COVID-19 cases reported on January 22.

OCTA Research fellow Guido David notes that Cebu City and Lapu Lapu City also logged new highs on the same date.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila was downgraded from severe outbreak to a very high risk classification.

January 21, 2022

The Department of Health reports that over three million individuals have recovered from COVID-19 while it records an additional 32,744 infections.

January 20, 2022

The Philippines records 31,173 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total to 3,324,478.

Active cases are at 275,364 or 8.3% of total.

The positivity rate is still high at 43.3%.

January 19, 2022

The DOH logs 22,958 new COVID-19 cases in the country, pushing the total to 3,293,625.

Active cases are at 270,728 or 8.2% of total.

The positivity rate is at 43.5%.

January 18, 2022

The DOH reports 28,471 new COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 43.4%.

Active cases are at 284,458 or 8.7% of the total cases.

January 18, 2022

Labor group TUCP frowned at the Labor Advisory released by the labor department to govern paid isolation and quarantine leave as “lackadaisically crafted and unacceptable.”

The Labor Advisory is clearly insensitive to the situation of both workers and employers, the labor group said, adding, “DOLE opted to just "go through the motions", never bothering to come up with incentives or tax credits for employers for them to accord the benefits of paid isolation and quarantine leave to their workers.”

TUCP claimed to have earlier proposed that the DOLE  explore options with the BIR, the DTI, or SSS, “but they never bothered to look into this. 

The Labor Advisory only "urges" employers to provide paid isolation and quarantine leave, TUCP said, explaining further, “this provides only an illusory safety net for thousands of workers now isolating or going into quarantine.” -- The STAR/Artemio Dumlao

January 17, 2022

The Philippines logs 37,070 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth highest single daily rise since the pandemic began.

Active cases hit a new record high for the sixth straight day with 290,938 cases or 9% of the total.

The positivity rate is 46%.

January 17, 2022

Daily growth rate in Metro Manila is now at -1%, which means that cases in the capital region could be decreasing, OCTA Research says.

OCTA fellow Guido David says Metro Manila has recorded a lower number of new COVID-19 cases over the past four days.

"While this trend is encouraging, suggesting the possibility that cases in the NCR have peaked, the possibility still remains that visibility of the situation in the NCR is clouded because of limitations in testing," OCTA reports.

January 16, 2022

The DOH reports 37,154 new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, the third highest single daily rise since the start of the pandemic.

Active cases are at 287,856 or 9%, a new record high for the fifth straight day.

The possibility rate is at 47.4%.

January 15, 2022

The Department of Health reports 39,004 new COVID-19 infections, topping the previous record of 37,207 cases set just a day before.

The new COVID-19 infections bring the country’s total caseload to 3,168,379. Of this, 280,813 are currently sick.

January 14, 2022

Citing the spike in virus cases, the Department of Education suspends classes in public schools in Metro Manila until January 22.

Private schools, meanwhile, can opt to call off classes and other activities depending on the developments of the pandemic.

January 14, 2022

Curfew hours are back in Cavite province.

The provincial government is again imposing a 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. cutoff for motorists and pedestrians under Ordinance 342-2022 as COVID-19 cases spike.

January 14, 2022

COVID-19 infections are not projected to peak anytime "soon," Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire says at a press conference.

"Sa aming projections, it's going to happen towards the end of January or even as late as the second week of February," Vergeire says.

January 13, 2022

The Philippines logs a new record high of 34,021 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 3,092,409.

Active cases are at 237,387 or 7.7% of total, another record high for the second straight day.

The country's positivity rate is at 47.9% as of January 11.

January 11, 2022

Metro Manila's hospital bed occupancy rate is seen to top 70% next week as COVID-19 infections continue to rise, non-government research firm OCTA says.

Current occupancy is at 57%, based on Department of Health data.

January 11, 2022

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has tested positive for COVID-19 but is asymptomatic, he says in a statement.

He says he will continue to work while under isolation.

"I encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boostered as soon as possible, and to continue following health protocols," he also says.

January 10, 2022

Baguio City Rep. Marquez Go announced on Monday that he and his wife have tested positive of the COVID-19 virus.

Go and his wife Soledad thus appealed to people who have direct and close contact with them for the past few days to undergo self-quarantine, monitor themselves, and get tested when symptoms arise. 

"Contract tracing efforts are also being conducted by our city," the lawmaker said.

He however assured that he and his wife are only with mild symptoms.  "And I'm confident through God’s grace that we will recover quickly."  — The STAR/Artemio Dumlao

January 10, 2022

The Philippine General Hospital's outpatient department will be closed tomorrow for walk-in consultations and unscheduled visits, the University of the Philippines announces.

Telemedicine consultations, meanwhile, will continue.

PGH has been one of the designated main hospitals dealing with moderate to severe COVID-19 cases.

January 10, 2022

Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo (Pampanga) says he tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, Arroyo says he took an antigen test at 7 a.m. today but he remains asymptomatic as of the moment.

"l follow health protocols. Naka-mask ako (I wear a mask) when people face me, I practice social distancing so we have to be very careful,” Arroyo says.

Arroyo is the son of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

January 9, 2022

The Department of Health reports a 44% COVID-19 positivity rate in its latest bulletin.

The Philippines also records 28,707 new infections, the highest single-day tally since the pandemic began. This breaks the record set yesterday.

The emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant is believed to be behind the sharp spike of COVID-19 cases around the world.

January 9, 2022

The OCTA Research Group forecasts another single-day high in new COVID-19 infections.

The think tank says it is possible that the count can reach 30,000 today, Sunday, a day after the Philippines recorded its highest-ever daily tally.

January 9, 2022

Rep. Alfred Vargas (Quezon City) tests positive for COVID-19 amid a sharp surge in new cases.

The report of Vargas contracting SARS-CoV-2 is a day after the highest single-day COVID-19 tally recorded in the Philippines since the pandemic started.

Bite-sized updates on the emerging coronavirus Omicron variant outbreak and third wave of the pandemic in the Philippines. — Photo by The STAR/Miguel de Guzman

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