COVID curve has not flattened; WV cases zoom to 699

first_img* 26-year-old male from Victorias City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 683) * 53-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 698), OFW * Guimaras – zero As of yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 2,498 individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, bringing the country’s total caseload to 61,266 with 1,643 deaths. * 27-year-old male from Pavia, Iloilo (Patient No. 690), locally stranded individual (LSI) * Antique – 15 * Negros Occidental – 26 On Wednesday, Health secretary Francisco Duque III claimed the Philippines “successfully” flattened the curve of coronavirus infections. He later clarified the country “bent” rather than flattened the curve. Twelve new cases were reported in Region 6 yesterday. These were the following: * 32-year-old male from Pavia, Iloilo (Patient No. 691), LSI * Aklan – six * 37-year-old male from La Castellana, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 693) LSI * 37-year-old male from EB Magalona, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 692), LSI * 53-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 695) ILOILO – Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are rising and the acceleration rate is high, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. A group of experts from the University of the Philippines earlier said the country will reach 60,000 coronavirus cases by the end of July. It later on issued a new study adjusting the projection to at least 70,000 in light of the recent spike in infections. In Western Visayas, DOH yesterday reported the region’s total cases at 699 with 12 deaths. * 37-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 697), OFW Worldwide, the disease has hit over 13.5 million people and killed around 584,000, based on the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 global tracker. “I don’t think nag-flatten. Cases are increasing,” said Defensor, and at a faster rate. * Iloilo Province – 61 * Capiz – six * 30-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 689), repatriated overseas worker * 36-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 696), OFW * Iloilo City – 46 * Bacolod City – 18 “Sa pag-intindi ko – and I can be wrong – daw madasig-dasig gani kag daku sang increase. Ang acceleration mataas everyday,” said Defensor. “Nationwide, may mga adlaw nga 700 kita (new cases). Mga four weeks ago ara lang sa 300-plus.” * Repatriates – 521 Here’s the breakdown: He shrugged off claims that the country’s COVID-19 case curve has flattened already, or bent. * 52-year-old male from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 694), LSI In this province as of yesterday, COVID-19 cases climbed to 219 (61 indigenous transmissions and 158 repatriates). * 38-year-old female from Balasan, Iloilo (Patient No. 699), LSI/PNlast_img read more

Small USC group heads to Stanford Invitational

first_imgMembers of the USC track and field team will head north this weekend to take on the competition at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.The meet, which takes place over the course of two days, will be another chance for several Trojans to show what they can do against some of the best athletes in the country.However, USC coach Ron Allice is having most of his short-distance runners stay in Southern California to rest for the upcoming Texas Relays on April 1-3.“I don’t believe in over-racing people,” Allice said of his decision. “We’re trying to stay afloat here, and I don’t want to risk tiring some people out.”Allice’s other reason for holding back sprinters like senior Ahmad Rashad is the fact that the Stanford Invitational is primarily a showcase for the best distance runners in the nation and focuses slightly less on the sprints and hurdles.USC will still be represented by distance runners like sophomore Blake Shaw, who will compete in the men’s 1,500-meter race, and senior Nate Anderson, who will run in the 800-meter race.On the women’s side, the 4×100-meter relay team — including senior Shalina Clarke, who will also run in the 100-meter hurdle race — will compete. Also competing in the event will be sophomore Dalilah Muhammad, who won the same event at this past weekend’s Trojan Invitational. Senior Elizabeth Olear rounds out the women’s sprinters going to Stanford and will run the 400-meter dash.For the women’s distance squad, junior Zsofia Erdelyi will run in the women’s 10,000-meter race, looking to build off her first-place finish at the Trojan Invitational.For most of the team, however, the focus remains on the Texas Invitational.“It’s just too much running to risk sending them to Stanford,” Allice said. “They’ll face much more intense competition at Texas.”last_img read more