Coronavirus Surveillance Bulletin

BULLETIN #53 - April 01, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #52 - March 31, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health 


BULLETIN #51 - March 31, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #50 - March 30, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #49 - March 29, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #48 - March 29, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #47 - March 28, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #46 - March 27, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #45 - March 27, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #44 - March 26, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #43 - March 26, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #42 - March 25, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #41 - March 25, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #40 - March 24, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #39 - March 24, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #38 - March 23, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #37 - March 23, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #36 - March 22, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #35 - March 21, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #34 - March 20, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #33 - March 20, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #32 - March 20, 2020

Cavite COVID-19 Hotlines

SOURCE: Provincial Government Office of Cavite


BULLETIN #31 - March 19, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #30 - March 18, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health

 


BULLETIN #29 - March 18, 2020

DOH COVID-19 HOTLINE

 

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #28 - March 18, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATES

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #27 - March 18, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #26 - March 17, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #25 - March 17, 2020

Announcements & Declarations

SOURCE: Department of Agriculture


BULLETIN #24 - March 17, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #23 - March 17, 2020

 

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

SOURCE: Department of Health

 

 


BULLETIN #22 - March 17, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #21 - March 16, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN #20 - March 16, 2020

Announcements & Declarations


BULLETIN #19 - March 16, 2020

Announcements & Declarations

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10 - SERIES 2020
AN ORDER PLACING THE PROVINCE OF CAVITE UNDER COMMUNITY QUARANTINE IN VIEW OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) OUTBREAK

SOURCE: PDRRMO Cavite

 


BULLETIN #18 - March 16, 2020

Announcements & Declarations

 

SOURCE: Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla


BULLETIN # 17 - March 16, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN # 16 - March 16, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN # 15 - March 16, 2020

Updated algorithm for triage of patients with possible COVID-19 infection in ports of entry (as of 16 March 2020)

 

SOURCE: Department of Health


BULLETIN # 14 - March 15, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines


BULLETIN #13 - March 15, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN # 12 - March 15, 2020

 DOH COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
10:30PM, 15 March 2020

 


BULLETIN #11 - March 14, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #10 - March 13, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN #9 - March 12, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN # 8 - March 12, 2020

Be socially responsible.  Do your part. Beat COVID-19

 

 


BULLETIN # 7- March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions

 


BULLETIN # 6- March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions


 

 


BULLETIN # 5- March 12, 2020

Updates on  Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information may change at any time due to the evolving situation.

 

Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines

(as of 12 March 2020; 9:00AM)

 

SOURCE: Department of Health

 

 

Daily Global Situation

(Data as of 11 March 2020)

SOURCE: World Health Organization


BULLETIN #4 - March 11, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN # 3

Common questions about COVID-19

 

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that lead to several illnesses both in humans and in animals. In humans, various coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections from the common cold to severe diseases like Middles East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Recently, it is discovered that coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Fever, tiredness, and dry cough are the common symptoms of COVID-19. Some may experience aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Those mentioned symptoms are usually mild and begin cautiously. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.

 

How does COVID-19 spread?

This disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are spread through coughing or exhaling of a person with COVID-19. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces around the person. Others may catch COVID-19 by touching those objects or surfaces, then by touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

THE WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread.

 

To read the whole details you may check this link https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

 

Source: World Health Organization


BULLETIN #2 - March 10, 2020

Updates on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


BULLETIN # 1-March 9, 2020

"Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters"

 

 

Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus.

There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather. The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water.
Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease

Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that coud occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through goods manufactured in China or any country reporting COVID-19 cases.

Even though the new coronavirus can stay on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days (depending on the type of surface), it is very unlikely that the virus will persist on a surface after being moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperatures. If you think a surface may be contaminated, use a disinfectant to clean it. After touching it, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?

No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?

UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever. This is because it takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever.
Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus?

No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.
Can pets at home spread the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?

At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This protects you against various common bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.
Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus?

No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO is supporting their efforts.
Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.
Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

No. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.
There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.
Can eating garlic help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.
Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?

People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.
Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?

No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.
The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.
Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus?

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

source: WHO-Myth busters

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