By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Philippines health officials reported an additional 1,524 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the country total to 373,144.
Negros Occidental topped the list of places with the most number of newly announced cases at 115, Cavite with 76, Benguet with 72, Quezon City with 67, and Laguna with 65 infections.
The number of active cases in the country is 37,489 while 328,602 people recovered since the pandemic started nationwide.
The country’s death toll rose to 7,053 as health officials reported 14 additional fatalities.
On Monday, Phase 1 of the nationwide Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization (MR-OPV SIA) Activity was rolled out.
Phase 1 MR-OPV SIA will be conducted from 26 October to 25 November 2020 in Mindanao Regions, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley Region, MIMAROPA Region, and Bicol Region.
The second phase will be conducted in February 2021 in Visayas Regions, National Capital Region, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON. Children 9-59 months old will be given Measles – Rubella vaccine while 0-59 months old will be provided with oral Polio vaccine.
“No child should suffer or die from a disease that can be prevented by a vaccine that is available for free. For the upcoming campaign, please take your children to be immunized at vaccination points. Arm yourself with the right information so that your children can grow up healthy,” UNICEF Philippines Health and Nutrition Chief Malalay Ahmadzai says.
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