Newborn in Cebu City tests positive for coronavirus

CEBU CITY – Health authorities in Central Visayas are now investigating a “unique” case of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) transmission to a newborn infant in this city. “The presence of a newborn case in the region needs further validation on how transmission occurred since the mother tested negative,” Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Department of Health (DOH)-Central Visayas …

CDO teen dies of Covid-19 in Davao hospital

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — An 18-year-old resident of this city died inside the government health facility in Davao City after contracting the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19). This was bared by Dr. Ian Gonzales of the Department of Health-10 (DOH-10) on Monday during the regular press briefing organized by the local government. Gonzales, chief of the …

1st NCot COVID-19 positive, visited New Matina Gallera

DAVAO CITY — The provincial government of North Cotabato on Monday, April 6 announced the first recorded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive in the province. In a post by Governor Nancy Catamco, the Integrated Provincial Health Office reported that the patient, a 45-year-old male from Midsayap North Cotabato has a travel history to New Matina Gallera …

Frontliners fear PPE supply shortage

DAVAO CITY –- Frontliners attending to patients suspected of having coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic expressed alarm of possible personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. Dr. Leopoldo Vega, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), chief of hospital said they are now scouting for PPE suppliers in Metro Manila though they are getting donations but they need to sustain the requirement. …

Magnitude 6 earthquake jolts some parts of Southern Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit some parts of Southern Mindanao at around 11:30 in the evening on March 26, with epicenter traced at Maasim towm in Saranggani province. In its latest earthquake bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake was tectonic in origin. and recorded at 05.66°N, …