By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,363 new confirmed COVID-19 cases today, bringing the country’s outbreak total to 331,869. More than 4 million COVID-19 tests have been performed to date.
The DOH also reported there are 144 deaths today, bringing the death toll to 6,069.
Of the total positive cases reported since the outbreak started, the NCR, or the Metro Manila area has accounted for 171,427, or 52 percent of the total.
Quezon City has reported more than 2,000 new cases in the past 14 days, the most of any province.
The Presidential Palace, or Malacañang today urged urged parents to get their children vaccinated for measles following predictions of a possible measles outbreak in 2021.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said failing to get their children vaccinated could put their health at great risk.
Roque allayed fears against the government’s immunization campaign, saying a measles vaccine is one of the “oldest” vaccines to be used globally.
He acknowledged concerns over vaccines after issues hounding the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine but noted that the case for measles vaccines is different.
Last Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) said it will conduct a nationwide immunization campaign to prevent a predicted measles outbreak next year.
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