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COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT SPREADING FAST IN US

Variant found in almost a third of states

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The Omicron, the latest, most contagious and deadliest variant of Covid-19 coronavirus disease,  has now spread to about one-third of US states.

But the Delta version remains the majority of COVID-19 cases nationwide, US health officials said on Sunday, December 5.

 The emergence of the new variant, now also found in many other countries including Europe, has caused wordlwide alarm.

At least 15 US states have reported Omicron cases: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Despite several dozen Omicron cases, the Delta variant still accounts for 99.9% of the 90,000 to 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day in the United States, according to the Centes for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

COVID-19 UPDATES DECEMBER 5, 2021

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Philippines may raise vaccine target amid new variants

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The Philippines may increase its COVID-19 immunity target from 70% to 100% of the country’s population to prevent community transmission due to emerging coronavirus variants, a Department of Health official said Sunday.

In an interview over Super Radyo dzBB, DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said that the 70% herd immunity target could only protect people from severe infection of the original virus strain.

“Yung 70% yun yung sa original strain ng virus natin yung SARS-CoV-2. Ngayon nagkakaroon ng maraming variant, kailangan taasan ang herd immunity. In fact, target natin 90% or kung puwede 100%,” said Vega.

(The 70% target for herd immunity is for the original strain of the coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2. But with the new variants, we need to raise the herd immunity to 90%, or possibly 100%.)

COVID-19 UPDATES DECEMBER 4, 2021

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GOING FOWN

The country’s active coronavirus cases went further down to 14,338, with the Department of Health (DOH) recording 1,139 recoveries and only 517 new infections on Saturday.The agency, on the other hand, logged 243 new fatalities, pushing the death toll to 49,230.Overall, the country’s… Read More

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OMICRON

While no Omicron coronavirus variant had been detected in the Philippines yet, the public is advised to remain vigilant and as much as possible go virtual with holiday parties this December.”[K]ung makita ninyo po iyong cases sa Norway ‘di ba mayroon silang malaking party na nagkaroon… Read More

PH vaccinates 9.9M in extended nat’l vax drive

10-MILLION

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said a total of 9,937,827 were vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) during the five-day national vaccination drive.Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the campaign was a “huge success” as the country was able to… Read More

PH vaccinates 9.9M in extended nat’l vax drive

MANILA–The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said a total of 9,937,827 were vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) during the five-day national vaccination drive.Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the campaign was a “huge success” as the country was able to… Read More

PH vaccinates 9.9M in extended nat’l vax drive

 December 4, 2021, 3:00 pm

MANILA–The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said a total of 9,937,827 were vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) during the five-day national vaccination drive.Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the campaign was a “huge success” as the country was able to… Read More

No Omicron case yet in Philippines

DOH: Individuals who arrived from three African countries under tight watch

FILE PHOTO: Syringes with needles are seen in front of a displayed stock graph and words “Omicron SARS-CoV-2” in this illustration taken, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

A health official on Friday said there are still no Omicron variant cases in the country.

During an online media forum, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported the government is performing intensive backtracing and re-testing of the individuals who arrived in the country from three African countries.

“We are doing our biosurveillance regularly and we’re also doing backtracing, nagre-retrospective sampling din tayo (we’re also doing retrospective sampling,” she said.

The government has strengthened its arrival protocols for countries not under the red list by extending the facility-based quarantine to five days for the vaccinated and seven days for the unvaccinated.

Moreover, they are required to complete the mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

To date, a total of 416 cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in 35 countries. READ MORE