Zamboanga Peninsula has climbed to third spot among the COVID-19 high-risk regions with critical care utilization rates, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) signals the pilot COVID-19 vaccination for minors starting October 15, Palace official said.
Doctors want the city government to provide the residents with free swab tests to ramp up early detection of coronavirus infection.
An incumbent city councilor succumbed to COVID-19 here Monday, barely three months after the mayor died of the disease.
The uptick of Delta variant cases may have driven the COVID-19 surge in Zamboanga Sibugay, the chief of hospital said.
Fearing that the road crash victim brought to the health facility of Zamboanga Sibugay town Monday, September 20, the health personnel referred the victim to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Limited oxygen supply and work-fatigued health personnel, hospital scrambles to provide healthcare to COVID-19 patients in Zamboanga Sibugay
Amid the jungles of tubes and wheezing sounds of medical oxygen, the health workers of the COVID-19 wards of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital, mostly exhausted and suffering from work-fatigue, scramble to provide the patients, mostly unvaccinated, of the care they need.
The Philippines ranks as the deadliest country in Asia and third deadliest in the world for environmental and land defenders in 2020, a report said.