A(H1N1) cases double from last week: now at 1,709

The number of reported cases of A(H1N1) in the Philippines has doubled since last Saturday, and now stands at 1, 709. The good news is, only 224 are still under treatment; the rest have since recovered.

Many of the patients live in Metro Manila (1, 225). About half of the 1, 709 reported cases were males (894), and 831 (49%) were between 10-19 years old. Continue reading

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RP’s A(H1N1) cases continue to go up; now number 861

Update 52

DUQUE: COUNTRY’S MILD A (H1N1) PATIENTS RESPONDING POSITIVELY TO TREATMENT

26 June 2009

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported 134 more mild cases of A (H1N1), noting that all are responding positively to their treatments. These additional cases bring the total count of confirmed cases of the novel virus to 861. Continue reading

123 more confirmed cases of A(H1N1) brings total to 727

Update 51

DUQUE: 85 MORE A (H1N1) PATIENTS HAVE FULLY RECOVERED

25 June 2009

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported that 85 more A (H1N1) patients have fully recovered. This new number brings the total count of fully recovered cases to 536 or 74% of the total sum of reported confirmed mild cases since May 21.

Duque also disclosed that there are 123 more confirmed cases, all mild in nature, reported today. These new additional cases bring the total of confirmed cases to 727. Continue reading

RP A(H1N1) cases jump to 604

DOH press release:

Update 50

DUQUE: 43 MORE A(H1N1) PATIENTS HAVE FULLY RECOVERED
24 June 2009

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported that 43 more A(H1N1) confirmed (mild) cases have fully recovered, bringing the total of fully recovered patients to 464. This figure represents 77% of the total confirmed cases recorded since May 21.

Duque also said that there are 131 more confirmed cases, all mild in nature, reported today. These new additional cases bring the sum of confirmed A(H1N1) cases to 604. Continue reading

RP reports first death connected with Influenza A(H1N1)

The DOH announces the first death related to Influenza A(H1N1) in the Philippines

A 49-year-old Filipina died Friday, on the third day of showing flu-like symptoms. The autopsy said she died of “congestive heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction aggravated by severe pneumonia either bacterial, viral or both.”
A throat swab, however, revealed that she was also positive for Influenza A(H1N1).
The health department won’t directly attribute the death to A(H1N1) because she had a chronic heart disease. But it is advising those “with underlying medical conditions” to see a doctor once they develop flu-like symptoms — cough, cold, fever.
The woman did not travel to an affected country, or had contact with a person positive with A(H1N1). The DOH is still trying to figure out how she could have contracted the virus. Continue reading

DOH update: Influenza A(H1N1) cases now at 428

Update 47

DUQUE: 79% OF ALL REPORTED A(H1N1) CASES HAVE FULLY RECOVERED
21 June 2009

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported that 64 more A (H1N1) patients have fully recovered, now making the total sum of cases who fully recovered to 339. This number represents 79% of the total confirmed cases reported since May 21.

Duque also disclosed that there are 36 more confirmed A (H1N1) cases recorded today. These new additional cases bring the total number of (mild) confirmed cases to 428. Continue reading

H1N1 cases in RP nears 400

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Update 46

DUQUE: 70% OF ALL REPORTED A (H1N1) CASES HAVE ALREADY FULLY RECOVERED AS 13 MORE PATIENTS WERE SENT HOME TODAY
20 June 2009

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported that 13 more fully recovered A (H1N1) patients were already sent home, thus bringing the total count of fully recovered cases to 275. This figure constitutes 70% of the total confirmed cases reported since May 1.

Duque also disclosed that there are 48 more confirmed A (H1N1) cases recorded today, all mild in nature. These new additional cases bring the total number of (mild) confirmed cases to 392. Continue reading