Articles worth reading
Photo Courtesy of JYP Entertainment Youtube Channel

Japanese girl group launches music video 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

A new Japanese girl group called “NiziU” has released a music video for their feel-good song “Make You Happy.” Formed by K-pop superstar-maker JYP Entertainment, the nine-member idol group is composed of members who speak Jap...

Photo Courtesy of PNA

EDSA buses asked to transfer doors

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Plano ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority na ipalipat sa kaliwa ang pintuan ng mga EDSA bus para makaiwas sa aksidente at maging akma sa mga babaan ng mga bus.  Ayon kay MMDA chairman Danilo Lim, layon nitong gawing akma ang mga pintua...

NCRPO chief Police Major General Debold Sinas

NCR police chief wants larger areas for suspects

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Major General Debold Sinas asked the chiefs of police to identify spacious spaces to process the arrest of a huge number of offenders. This came following the arrest of more or less 100 indi...

Metro News

Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire

DOH wary over virus case comparison

account_balanceMetro News account_circleGab dela Cruz chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Comparison between countries in terms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) case doubling time and case fatality rate must be done carefully, according to a Department of Health (DOH) official.

In a Covid-19 presser, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said factors like healthcare system capacity and economic status are important in making such comparisons.

"Kung kinakailangang magkumpara, mas mainam po na tingnan nalang po natin ang mga bansa sa kabuuan po ng (If a comparison is needed, it is best to compare all the countries in the) Asean," Vergeire said.

As of June 28, based on the data from the World Health Organization, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country at 36,438 is less compared to Indonesia with 52,812 and Singapore with 43,246 cases.

"Bagaman mas mataas ang ating case fatality rate na 3.55 percent kumpara kabuuang 2.9 percent para sa lahat ng bansa sa Asean, patuloy po ang pagbaba nito at mas mababa po ang ating case fatality rate kumpara sa buong mundo na (While our country's case fatality rate of 3.55 percent is high compared to the 2.9 percent for all the Asean countries, it continues to go down and our fatality rate is lower compared to the whole world at) 5.15 percent," Vergeire said.

She added the continued efforts of the DOH on the improvement of the healthcare system capacity, testing capacity, and contact tracing would help the country have better status in the succeeding months.

date_rangeDate Published
5 days ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)

LTFRB rules out fare increase 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ruled out any fare increase with the resumption of operation of all modes of public transportation. In a public briefing, LTFRB chair Martin Delgra III noted that the ‘principal ...

Makati CBD / Photo Courtesy of Flickr / Al

Economists see recovery in Q3 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Economists expects the Philippine economy to recover in the third quarter of 2020 with easing of movement restrictions which provided a leeway for more economic activities.   In the June 2020 issue of The Market Call jointly done by the First Me...

GoBear teams up with Mambu and CredoLab 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

GoBear, Asia’s leading financial services platform, will partner with Mambu, the market-leading cloud banking platform, and CredoLab, the largest provider of alternative credit scores based on smartphone metadata in Southeast Asia, as the compa...

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

Vico leads Pasig's 44th anniversary

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has vowed to sustain unpoliticized and principled public service to his constituents. Speaking at the 447th founding anniversary of the city on Thursday night, Sotto reported the city's progress, improvement, and gain...

SSS suspends ACOP 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

The Social Security System (SSS) amended the guidelines on the temporary suspension of the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program (ACOP) following the continuous implementation of the community quarantine (CQ) in the Philippines due to the coronav...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Agora Market up for rehabilitation 6,000 jeepneys return to roads MMDA to close EDSA U-turn slots Economists see recovery in Q3 MRT-3 reduces operations after virus outbreak Website for plasma donation launched Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature