Update on COVID-19 Cases Philippines amid the Ongoing Pandemic
COVID-19 CASES PHILIPPINES – The Department of Health (DOH) logged more Omicron subvariant cases in the country.
Several countries across the globe continue to fight against the spread of COVID-19. One these is the Philippines. Unfortunately, variants and subvariants of the disease have emerged.
The COVID-19 cases in the Philippines now include cases of subvariants of Omicron. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 906 new cases of the Omicron BA.5, 11 additional cases of the BA.4, and 7 new cases of the BA.2.12.1 bringing the total cases to:
- 4,013 BA.5 cases
- 181 BA.2.12.1 cases
- 115 BA.4 cases
New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell
UK Health Experts Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Smell And Taste
NEW COVID-19 SYMPTOMS – The United Kingdom’s government made a new advisory on Monday regarding the new coronavirus.
Months after the discovery of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, new symptoms have been discovered. Previously, diarrhea was found to be a symptom of COVID-19 after traces of the virus were found in stool.
There were also studies which found traces of the virus in semen. Furthermore, the UK government announced:
From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia,
According to an article from Anadolu, Anosmia is the loss or a change in your normal sense of smell. Additionally, it could also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.
Previously, there were studies conducted linking COVID-19 to anosmia. However, the UK government said that they had no gathered enough evidence to be confident in its recommendation.
As per the report, they advised individuals who have lost their sense of taste and smell to isolate themselves for 14 days. Moreover, the statement was signed by the UK’s four chief medical officers.
Other countries such as the United States had previously added Ansomia to their list of symptoms. As such, some countries have criticized UK’s government for the delayed addition of the symptom to their list.
The prevalence is widespread. We used to see these patients occasionally but now we see them regularly.
If we had recognized this earlier, we would have reduced the spread. The reproduction rate of the virus would have been lower
Currently, the coronavirus has infected more than 4.73 million individuals worldwide. Along with this, at least 315,000 have succumbed to the virus with over 1.74 million recoveries.
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