Calabarzon records highest COVID-19 case in a day â DOH
In this Apr. 14, 2020 photo, healthcare workers conduct COVID-19 tests among residents in Cavite.
The STAR/Edd Gumban

Calabarzon records highest COVID-19 case in a day — DOH

Arnell Ozaeta (Philstar.com) - October 14, 2020 - 4:29pm

BATANGAS, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH)–Calabarzon on Wednesday recorded the highest number of positive COVID-19 individuals in the region with 1,175 cases.  

DOH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo said this is 139.80% higher than the previous day with only 490 cases.

A total of 45,068 individuals have tested positive for the virus where 15,203 are active cases, 557 are probable cases with 28,842 recoveries and 1,023 deaths.

Janairo said the province of Cavite has the most number of active cases recorded at 5,414 while Laguna still has the highest total COVID-19 cases at 13,555.

“With the additional laboratory testing centers that we have established mas madali pa nating malalaman kung gaano karami ang apektado ng COVID, kasama na dito ang kasalukuyang ginagawang swab testing activities ng ating mga LGUs, mas maagapan pa natin ang pagdami ng mga kaso,” he added.

Janairo added that a total of 21 laboratory testing facilities have applied for accreditation, while there are 13 laboratory testing centers in the region that are already at Stage 5 accreditation.

All the accredited laboratories are testing 6,348 cases a day, with the Philippine Red Cross-Batangas Chapter having the highest testing capacity at 3,240 a day.

“We are encouraging other health facilities in the region to apply for accreditation so that we can have more testing centers to accommodate the growing number of cases in order to provide faster results,” Janairo urged.

CALABARZON has the most number of registered health facilities in the country at 14%.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Philippines has a total of 346,536 COVID-19 cases, 13% of which are active cases or people still undergoing treatment or quarantine.

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April 3, 2021 - 6:11pm

The Lipa City health office logs 69 new COVID-19 infections – the highest in April – raising the total to 2,359.

Among the new infections were four call center agents. The youngest among them was a 22-year-old male agent from Barangay 7, who had cough and fever and previously got exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive patient.

Also testing positive was a 23-year-old female agent and 28-year-old female agent, both from Barangay Marawoy. A 28-year-old woman from Barangay Sabang, who had colds and cough, also got infected by the virus.

The said patients are already quarantined while health authorities continue to conduct contact tracing for their close contacts. Lipa City now has 1897 recoveries, with 20 new recoveries reported Friday. This means 80.4% have recovered from COVID, higher than Batangas province’s 45.82% recovery rate. — The Filipino Connection/Marlon Luistro

March 27, 2021 - 4:11pm

The Department of Health reports an additional 9,595 cases of the coronavirus disease, bringing the national tally to 712,442. To date, there are 118,122 active cases.

481 individuals are reported to have recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to  581,161. The DOH logs 10 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 13,159

March 27, 2021 - 10:54am

St. Luke's Medical Center is requiring a mandatory COVID-19 swab test for patients and their companions prior to admission.

"Due to the current surge of COVID-19 cases, St. Luke's Medical Center would require COVID-19 swab test for all patients and their companions prior to admission effective March 29, 2021," the statement reads.

March 26, 2021 - 4:05pm

The Department of Health records another record high 9,838 new coronavirus cases, pushing the national tally to 702,856.

  • Recoveries: 663 new; total at 580,689
  • Deaths: 54 new; toll at 13,149
  • Active cases: 109,018 or 15.5% of total
March 26, 2021 - 11:29am

The inter-agency task force for COVID-19 approves once a day religious gatherings from April 1 to 4 in time for Holy Week.

IATF spokesperson Harry Roque says such gatherings should be done at 10% maximum indoor seating capacity at all times. Mass gatherings or religious activities outside the church or the venue are still prohibited.

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