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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City figures as of 6 July, 2020 show that the city so far has 52 confirmed cases since start of monitoring last February.

CoViD-19 Update: Bacolod has 22 active cases, 27 recoveries

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City figures as of 6 July, 2020 show that the city so far has 52 confirmed cases since start of monitoring last February.
Research from University of the Philippines mathematics professor Guido David and political science professor Ranjit Singh Rye, who were fellows of the OCTA Research group of experts estimated the number of coronavirus cases in the country could shoot up to 40,000 by the end of June.

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - John Dave Duenas knows what RT-PCR test for COVID19 looks.

Bacolod startup develops first lab info system for San Miguel CoViD testing center

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - John Dave Duenas knows what RT-PCR test for COVID19 looks.
Health experts are already thinking of the next potential pandemic while the world is currently waging war against the novel coronavirus.

The Flu Saga: H1N1, the next pandemic? (Part 1)

Health experts are already thinking of the next potential pandemic while the world is currently waging war against the novel coronavirus.
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (CoviD-19) cases in the Philippines has exceeded the 44,000 mark on Sunday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported a record-high 2,434 cases. This was again separated into “fresh” and “late” cases with 1,147 and 1,287 reported, respectively – bringing the total to 44, 254.

Record High! 2434 new CoviD-19 cases reported by DOH.

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (CoviD-19) cases in the Philippines has exceeded the 44,000 mark on Sunday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported a record-high 2,434 cases. This was again separated into “fresh” and “late” cases with 1,147 and 1,287 reported, respectively – bringing the total to 44, 254.
The Health Department had been changing labels related to the COVID-19 since the pandemic broke out, switching from the use of terms like Persons Under Monitoring and Persons Under Investigation to probable and suspected.

Name game? “Fresh” vs “Late” Cases

The Health Department had been changing labels related to the COVID-19 since the pandemic broke out, switching from the use of terms like Persons Under Monitoring and Persons Under Investigation to probable and suspected.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City figures show that the city so far has 51 confirmed cases since start of monitoring last February.

CoViD-19 Update: Bacolod has 28 active cases, 20 recoveries

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City figures show that the city so far has 51 confirmed cases since start of monitoring last February.
The six new cases from of Negros Occidental are all Locally Stranded Individuals from the Luzon area: five are from Manila, and one from Cavite.

CoVid-19 Update: Six new LSI all from Luzon

The six new cases from of Negros Occidental are all Locally Stranded Individuals from the Luzon area: five are from Manila, and one from Cavite.

COVID-19 vaccine a global common good now – NWTF

Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel laureate and world-renowned banker for the poor, appeals to join the cause of making Covid-19 vaccine a global common good, a press release from the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation said.
When the pandemic struck the world, Singapore garnered praise by international media as one of the best examples of how to handle the new contagion. The World Health Organization pointed out that Singapore’s aggressive contact tracing allowed the city-state to quickly identify and isolate any new cases. It quickly shut down clusters of cases and kept most of its economy and its schools open. Through the beginning of April, Singapore had recorded fewer than 600 cases.

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When the pandemic struck the world, Singapore garnered praise by international media as one of the best examples of how to handle the new contagion. The World Health Organization pointed out that Singapore’s aggressive contact tracing allowed the city-state to quickly identify and isolate any new cases. It quickly shut down clusters of cases and kept most of its economy and its schools open. Through the beginning of April, Singapore had recorded fewer than 600 cases.
CoviD-19 continues to ravage the country, and with this pandemic is another outbreak - misinformation, aptly called the “infodemic” by health authorities. People are distraught that the contagion is seemingly not contained in our country because, as of this writing, June 28, 2020, the number of cases are 35,455, with 9,686 recovered and 1,244 deaths.

The CoviD-19 saga: Tuob and the Dunning Kruger effect

CoviD-19 continues to ravage the country, and with this pandemic is another outbreak - misinformation, aptly called the “infodemic” by health authorities. People are distraught that the contagion is seemingly not contained in our country because, as of this writing, June 28, 2020, the number of cases are 35,455, with 9,686 recovered and 1,244 deaths.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Volunteer doctors in the province under the health department's Doctors to the Barrios program are seeking help from lawyers over an order from Health Usec. Abdullah Dumama Jr. to assign them to private hospitals in Cebu City.

Barrio doctors to seek legal help on DOH order sending them to Cebu private...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Volunteer doctors in the province under the health department's Doctors to the Barrios program are seeking help from lawyers over an order from Health Usec. Abdullah Dumama Jr. to assign them to private hospitals in Cebu City.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - One of the four new cases is pregnant, records from Bacolod City Health Office show.

CoViD-19 Update: Details out on four new cases; one case pregnant

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - One of the four new cases is pregnant, records from Bacolod City Health Office show.
Nineteen of the confirmed cases have recovered so far, while nine are still active, with three deaths.

CoViD-19 Update: 19 recoveries, 9 active cases, 3 deaths

Nineteen of the confirmed cases have recovered so far, while nine are still active, with three deaths.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson said he had been “instructed” to stop receiving people from Tabuelan town, Cebu province because of the “sheer number” of locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) who tested positive of CoViD-19.

CoViD-19 Update: Province instructed to stop receiving people from Tabuelan – Lacson

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson said he had been “instructed” to stop receiving people from Tabuelan town, Cebu province because of the “sheer number” of locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) who tested positive of CoViD-19.
Back in May 2020, our politicians and health officials debated on the importance of mass testing out of fear of asymptomatic transmission. As much as I personally agree, backed with evidence, that asymptomatic transmission must not be downplayed – the capacity of healthcare and the ability to test remains hierarchical, and asymptomatic patients come only second to presymptomatic patients, and presymptomatic patients come second to symptomatic patients.

The CoviD-19 saga: Symptomatic vs Presymptomatic vs Asymptomatic Transmission

Back in May 2020, our politicians and health officials debated on the importance of mass testing out of fear of asymptomatic transmission. As much as I personally agree, backed with evidence, that asymptomatic transmission must not be downplayed – the capacity of healthcare and the ability to test remains hierarchical, and asymptomatic patients come only second to presymptomatic patients, and presymptomatic patients come second to symptomatic patients.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Negros Occidental has four more cases, bringing the running tally of confirmed cases since start of monitoring to 47, with 19 of the number reported within the last five days.

NegOcc has four more cases; 19 cases reported in last five days

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Negros Occidental has four more cases, bringing the running tally of confirmed cases since start of monitoring to 47, with 19 of the number reported within the last five days.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod has as new case, a 26-year-old male Locally Stranded Individual from Cebu and resident of barangay 1.

Bacolod has 29th case, LSI from Cebu

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod has as new case, a 26-year-old male Locally Stranded Individual from Cebu and resident of barangay 1.
What does the number of positive CoViD-19 cases in Bacolod tell us? How can the numbers help us know the virus’ behavior? DNX compiled the data given by City Health Office, and Department of Health Region 6.

FOCUS: CoVid by the numbers: The Bacolod Case

What does the number of positive CoViD-19 cases in Bacolod tell us? How can the numbers help us know the virus’ behavior?...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod city has Patient 28, a 23-year old male seafarer, the Bacolod City Health Office said.

Bacolod has Patient 28

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod city has Patient 28, a 23-year old male seafarer, the Bacolod City Health Office said.
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