SA BOOSTER PINASLAKAS INILUNSAD NA SA QUEZON PROVINCE

📷 Allan Llaneta

Allan Llaneta

Inilunsad na sa lalawigan  ng Quezon ang programa ng Department Of Health na “SA BOOSTER PINASLAKAS”.

Layon ng programa na  mabigyan ng booster shots ang mga mamamayan sa Quezon  partikular na ang mga

senior citizen at mga may comorbidity.

Ayon kay Quezon Governor Dra. Helen Tan sisikapin nilang mas mapataas pa ang bilang ng mabibigyan ng booster shot sa Quezon dahil batay sa tala ng mga nabakunahan sa Calabarzon Region, ang Quezon ang may pinakamababang bilang ng mga nabakunahan.

Sinabi naman ni Quezon Integrated Provincial Health Officer Head Dra. Christine Villasenior na tuloy ang mga ginagawang nilang pagbabakuna sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Quezon partikular sa lungsod ng Lucena.

Sa kasalukuyan umano  ay hindi pa umaabot sa 90% na target ng probinsya ang nabigyan ng booster shot.

Sa huli nanawagan si Dra Villasenior sa mga mamamayan ng lalawigan na magpa booster shot na para na rin sa kaligtasan ng lahat sa Covid 19 virus.

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN QUEZON DROP TO 146 FROM 275

A resident in the island town of Patnanungan in Quezon province received the COVID-19 vaccine. (📷 DOH Calabarzon)

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Quezon province dropped to 146 on Wednesday, August 31.

The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) recorded the highest number of active COVID-19 cases on August 7, with 275.

The IPHO, in its bulletin on Wednesday at 5 p.m., however, listed 17 deaths from the coronavirus in August.

Health authorities did not provide information on the COVID-19 variants of the active cases.

The infected individuals have been admitted to several hospitals while some are under home quarantine.

Lucena City topped the list with 37 active COVID-19 cases.

The latest data showed that 13 of the 41 municipalities in the province no longer have any recorded COVID-19 cases.

Those previously infected in the localities have either recovered or died, the IPHO report showed.

As of Wednesday, Quezon recorded 34,316 COVID-19 cases, 32,585 recoveries, and 1,585 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The Department of Health has yet to release its new alert level status to in the next two weeks.

3 COVID-19 PATIENTS DIE IN QUEZON

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY – Three more COVID-19 patients in Quezon died on Monday, August 22, amid a decline in the number of active cases in the province.

The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) reported on Monday that the towns of Infanta and Atimonan and Tayabas City listed one fatality each.

The province had recorded 1,579 COVID-19 deaths since March 2020, 10 of them logged this month.

The IPHO also recorded that 86 patients had recovered from COVID-19, the highest single-day tally this month. At least 35 new infections were also listed.

From 275 active infections on August 7, it is now down to 186, as of the latest tally.

Eleven of the 41 municipalities in the province no longer have any recorded COVID-19 cases, the IPHO report showed.

The Department of Health placed Lucena, a highly urbanized city in Quezon, under alert level 1, the most lenient in the five-tier alert status, until August 31.

The rest of Quezon’s 40 localities will remain under alert level 2.

KASO NG COVID SA CALABARZON, BUMABA NG 14% SA LOOB NG 1 LINGGO

Marlon Luistro

Calamba City, Laguna – Bumaba na sa 3695 ang bilang ng mga aktibong kaso sa Rehiyong Calabarzon noong ika-18 ng Agosto, ayon sa Department of Health (DOH).

Mas mababa yan ng 14 porsyento kumpara sa 4,299 aktibong kasong naitala noong Agosto 11.

Umabot na rin sa 504,078 ang bilang ng mga gumaling sa COVID na mataas ng 0.77 porsyento kumpara sa 500,180 recoveries na naitala sa ika-11 ng Agosto.

Nadagdagan naman ng 36 ang bilang ng mga nasawi sa sakit mula sa ating 13,649 patungo sa 13,685.

Suma total ay umabot na sa 521,458 ang kabuuang bilang ng mga kaso ng COVID sa rehiyon simula nang magkapandemya mahigit dalawang taon na ang nakalilipas.

Pinakamaraming aktibong kaso ng  COVID-19 sa lalawigan ng Cavite na may 1,094, kasunod ang Laguna na may 1,364, at Batangas na may 657 active cases.

Pumang-apat naman sa may pinakamaraming aktibong kaso ang Quezon na may 294, kasunod ang Rizal na may 248 habang ang lungsod ng Lucena naman ang may pinakakonting bilang ng aktibong kaso na may 38.

Nito lamang ika-17 ng Agosto, kasabay ng kanyang pagpapabakuna ng pangalawang booster ay nanawagan si Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. sa publiko na makiisa sa COVID-19 booster rollout ng pamahalaan.

Ayon sa pangulo makatutulong ang booster sa pagbubukas ng ekonomiya at pagpigil sa mga nakakapinsalang lockdown.

Sa kanyang  mensahe sa paglulunsad ng PinasLakas Vaccination Campaign sa SM City Manila, binigyang diin ni Marcos ang kahalagahan ng papapabakuna ng booster shot sa gitna pa rin ng banta ng COVID-19 at mga nakahahawang variant nito.

Isa aniya itong malaking hakbang para matugunan ang mga probleang kinakaharap ng ekonomiya ng bansa at makabangon sa negatibong epekto ng pandemya.

CALABARZON LOGS 68 COVID-19 DEATHS IN AUGUST – DOH

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY—With the continued spike in COVID-19 cases in Calabarzon, at least 68 infected patients died in the region this month, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Data from the Health Education and Promotion Unit of DOH-Calabarzon on Thursday, August 11, showed that there were 10 new COVID-19 fatalities in the region.

Cavite topped the list with 19 deaths this month. It was followed by Batangas (18), Laguna (18), Rizal (8) and Quezon, including Lucena City (5).

Last month, at least 89 COVID-19-infected patients died in the region.

The DOH-Calabarzon tallied 4,299 active COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 11, reflecting an increase from 733 on July 1, data showed.

The analytics group OCTA Research explained that the high COVID-19 positivity rate could be partly due to the public’s waning immunity against the viral disease.

The positivity rate refers to the percentage of tests that turn out positive for COVID-19. Above 20 percent is considered very high, OCTA said.

Dr. Guido David, an OCTA Research fellow, tagged the positivity rate in Laguna (33.2) as “very high.”

David said the positivity rates in Quezon (25.1), Cavite (21.1), and Rizal (18.8) are also serious concerns.

In Quezon province, the low rate of vaccination among qualified residents has been one of the factors that caused the continuous spread of COVID-19 infections, according to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO).

The IPHO disclosed that as of Aug. 6, out of 34 confirmed COVID-19 patients and 66 probable and suspected cases confined at the Quezon Medical Center (QMC), “six of them are severe and critical”.

“Four of them had no COVID-19 vaccines while the other two had no clear vaccination history and had no booster dose,” the IPHO disclosed in a public advisory issued on Aug. 6.

As of Aug. 5, at least 1,049,233 residents in the province or 74.8% of the target population have been administered vaccines against COVID-19.

However, only 161,973 or 23.1% of the general population have received their first booster dose, way below the target 701,770.

The IPHO also reported that only 107,023 senior citizens from the target of 141,752 were fully vaccinated. But only 29,440 have received their first booster dose.

Governor Helen Tan, who is also a physician, urged unvaccinated residents to get their jabs for their safety and protection of the community. She also asked the public to remain vigilant in the battle against COVID-19.

CALABARZON ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES BREACH 4,000 MARK ANEW

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY — The Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region recorded 344 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, August 10, bringing the number of active infections to 4,111, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.

The current number of active cases in the region is the fifth time that it surpassed the 4,000 mark due to the continuous spread of the coronavirus.

The first time that the region hit past 4,000 active cases was last Aug. 5, when the Health Education and Promotion Unit of DOH–Calabarzon listed 4,015 active infections, followed by 4,042 cases on August 6, 4,190 on August 7, and 4,092 on August 8.

On Aug. 9, the total number of active COVID-19 cases dropped to 3,963. It was only 733 on July 1, the DOH Calabarzon data on its Facebook showed.

Based on the latest data, Cavite province topped the list with 1,500 active cases, followed by Laguna with 1,214; Batangas, 743; Quezon and Lucena City, 349; and Rizal, 305.

The region listed on Wednesday 615 new recoveries and eight deaths.

The regional health authorities did not provide information on the COVID-19 variants of the present active cases in the region.

Dr. Guido David, an OCTA Research fellow, tagged the positivity rate in Laguna (33.2) as “very high.”

David said the positivity rates in Quezon (25.1), Cavite (21.1), and Rizal (18.8) are also serious concerns.

Positivity rate refers to the percentage of tests that turn out positive for COVID-19. Above 20 percent is considered very high, OCTA said.

OCTA Research explained that the high COVID-19 positivity rate could be partly due to the public’s waning immunity against the viral disease.

As of July 25, the DOH reported that fully vaccinated individuals in the region reached 10,473,312, but only 2,693,629 of them had their first booster shot, while 203,089 already had their second booster.

The DOH-Calabarzon is targeting the vaccination of 13,435,568 qualified recipients in the region.

As of August 10, the Calabarzon region recorded 517,458 COVID-19 cases, 499,708 recoveries, and 13,639 deaths since the pandemic broke out in March 2020.

DOH CALABARZON TARGETS OVER 3 MILLION BOOSTER SHOTS DURING ‘SA BOOSTER, PINASLAKAS!’ CAMPAIGN 

The Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development CaLaBaRZon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) kick-started yesterday the campaign entitled “SA BOOSTER, PINASLAKAS!” held at EMI – Yazaki, Aguinaldo Highway Anabu IIA, Imus, Cavite. 
 
The campaign aims to administer over 3 million COVID-19 booster shots in the CALABARZON Region for the first 100 days of the new administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  
 
“Importante po ito para sa ating bayan, para sa edukasyon, para sa ekonomiya, para sa bawat pamilya. 78% ng ating senior citizen ang boosted na at malaki pa po ang ating kinakailangang bakunahan para maabot ng 90% target, ” Health Policy and Infrastructure Development Team (HPIDT) Undersecretary Lilibeth C. David said in her speech during “SA BOOSTER, PINASLAKAS! campaign launch, held at EMI-Yazaki, Aguinaldo Highway Anabu IIA, Imus, Cavite on July 26, 2022.
 
DOH CALABARZON Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia emphasized that “the vaccination here in the CALABARZON region will target the people inside the factories, markets and schools. This is where they are now, these three settings are our specific targets for this new campaign. This is very timely, now that face-to-face classes will be allowed and the majority of the factories are fully operational. Kapag nagawa natin ito, walang duda we will achieve our set targets.” 

The campaign also sees to impart the importance of unified strength and maintaining the country’s “Wall of Immunity” by achieving the target of 90% primary series coverage among Priority Group A2: Senior Citizens and 50% eligible population receiving at least 1 booster in settings where the people are and where they want to be: places of work, transport terminals, community centers, commercial centers, places of worship, and learning.
 
The shared vision of “PINASLAKAS” Campaign is by October 8, 2022, majority of boosted population may enjoy and feel more protected against severe effects and mortality from COVID-19.

DOH CALABARZON will vaccinate a total of 3,205,875 COVID-19 booster shots, 723, 453 of this are from the Cavite Province; 654, 994 are from Rizal; 616, 720 are from Batangas; 590, 524 are from Laguna; 529, 700 are from Quezon and 90, 484 are from Lucena City. With the total number of targets due for booster, DOH CALABARZON aims to inoculate 53, 431 per day as of July 22, 2022.
 
DOH CALABARZON reported a total of 165 new cases of COVID-19, 68 are from Rizal, 61 are from Batangas, 17 are from Laguna, 16 Cavite and 3 are from Quezon, making a total of 508, 772 cases recorded in the region as of July 25, 2022. 

As of July 25, 2022, fully vaccinated individuals in the region reached 10, 473, 312 (78%), and 11, 023, 290 (82%) got their initial dose, while 2, 693, 629 got their 1st booster shot and 203, 089 (26%) got their second dose (8%).

BATANGAS, MANANATILI SA ALERT LEVEL 1 HANGGANG HULYO 31 – DOH

Marlon Luistro

Ang lalawigan ng Batangas, kasama ang lima pang probinsya at lugar sa Rehiyong Calabarzon ay patuloy na sasailalim sa status ng Alert Level 1 Hulyo 16 hanggang 31, inihayag ng DOH.

Bukod sa nasabing lalawigan ay mananatili pa rin sa Alert Level 1 status ang mga probinsya ng Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Lucena City at bayan ng Alabat sa Quezon.

Habang nasa Alert Level 2 naman ang nalalabing bahagi ng lalawigan ng Quezon.

Ginawang basehan sa pagtatakda ng nasabing alert level ang average daily attack rate at total bed utilization ng isang lugar.

Sa pinakahuling ulat ng DOH Calabarzon mula alas-3 ng  hapon noong Hulyo 19, may 215 bagong kaso ang nadagdag kayat umabot nasa 506,010 ang confirmed cases sa rehiyon kung saan 2,487 ang active cases o mga nagpapagaling pa. Nasa 442 naman ang bagong gumaling sa COVID kayat umabot  na sa 489,993 ang bilang ng mga nagrecover sa  sakit. May tatlo namang nadagdag sa listahan ng pumanaw kayat suma total ay umabot na sa 13,530 ang death toll sa rehiyon.

Pinakamaraming aktibong kaso sa Cavite na may 898, kasunod ang Batangas na  may 644 at Laguna na may 579.

Pang-apat naman ang Rizal na may 287 aktibong kaso, 70 ang sa Quezon habang siyam naman ang aktibong kasong naitala sa Lucena City.

COVID CASES SA CALABARZON, TUMAAS NG 102% SA LOOB  NG 1 LINGGO

Marlon Luistro

Lungsod ng Lipa, Batangas – Umabot na sa 277 ang aktibong kasong naitala sa Rehiyong Calabarzon noong ika-21 ng Hunyo, batay sa ulat ng Department of Health (DOH).

Mataas yan ng 102 porsyento kumpara sa 137 aktibong kaso na naitala noong ika-14 ng Hunyo.

Sa ulat ng Health Education and Promotion Unit ng DOH-Calabarzon, 46 na  panibagong kaso ang naitala kayat mula Hunyo 21 ay umabot na sa 499,792 ang kabuuang bilang ng COVID cases sa rehiyon kung saan 277 ang aktibong kaso o nagpapagaling pa.

Tatlumput apat naman ang mga bagong gumaling sa sakit kayat umabot na sa 486,044 ang bilang ng recoveries habang nananatili naman sa 13,471 ang bilang ng mga namatay sa COVID simula nang magkapandemya dalawang taon na ang nakararaan.

Ayon pa sa tala ng DOH-Calabarzon, ang lalawigan ng Cavite ang may pinakamaraming aktibong kaso ng COVID na may 119, kasunod ang Batangas na may 53, habang pumangatlo naman ang lalawigan ng Rizal na may 48 active cases.

Mayroon namang pitong aktibong kaso ang lalawigan ng Quezon habang isa ang sa Lucena City.

Nauna nang sinabi ng DOH nito lamang ika-20 ng Hunyo na patuloy na tumataas ang mga kaso ng COVID sa buong bansa bagaman tiniyak ng ahensyang wala namang surge sa panibagong mga kaso.

Noon lamang nakaraang linggo ay nagtala ang bansa ng 2,458 panibagong kaso na kung susumahin ay aabot sa 60 hanggang 70 porsyento ang pagtaas sa bilang ng COVID infections.

Bagaman patuloy ang pagtaas ng bilang ng mga tinatamaan ng COVID ay nauna nang inanunsyo ng IATF na mananatili sa Alert Level 1 hanggang katapusan ng buwan ng  Hunyo ang mga lalawigan ng Cavite, Laguna, Batangas at Rizal.

Nasa parehong Alert Level din Lucena City pati na ang Tayabas City, Atimonan, Candelaria, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong at Unisan.

Nasa Alert Level 2 naman ang mga nalalabing bayan sa lalawigan ng Quezon.

4 NA PROBINSIYA  AT ILANG LUGAR SA CALABARZON, ALERT LEVEL 1 PA RIN

Marlon Luistro

Mananatili pa rin sa Alert Level 1 ang classification ng mga lalawigan ng Cavite, Laguna, Batangas at Rizal gayundin ang ibang lugar sa lalawigan ng Quezon hanggang Hunyo 30.

Ito ay inanunsyo ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) noong ika-15 ng Hunyo, na siyang pinakahuling alert level classification na ilalabas sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte.

Nasa parehong Alert Level din ang Lucena City pati na ang Tayabas City, Atimonan, Candelaria, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong at Unisan.

Nasa Alert Level 2 naman ang mga nalalabing bayan sa lalawigan ng Quezon.

Sa latest report ng DOH Calabarzon mula ika-15 ng Hunyo ay may 25 panibagong kaso ng COVID ang nadagdag kayat umabot nasa 499,465 ang kabuuang kaso ng sakit sa rehiyon.

Sa nasabing bilang, 151 ang aktibong kaso o mga nagpapagaling pa habang 499,465 naman ang gumaling at 13,468 na ang mga nasawi simula nang magkapandemya dalawang taon na ang nakararaan.

Sa nasabi pang ulat ay lumalabas na ang lalawigan ng Cavite ang may pinakamaraming aktibong kaso sa rehiyon na may 52, kasunod ang Batangas at Rizal na may tig-35, may 19 aktibong kaso ang Laguna, 10 ang sa Quezon habang wala namang aktibong kaso ang Lucena City.

Sa ilalim ng Alert Level 1 ay pinapayagan na ang intrazonal at interzonal travel nang hindi isinasaalang alang ang edad at comorbidities.

Samantalang pinapayagan naman ang lahat ng establisimiyento, mga tao o aktibidad na mag-operate ng full capacity basta sumusunod sa minimum public health standards.

Pinapayagan din ang face to face classes para sa basic education batay na rin sa approval ng Office  of the President.