Fri. May 27th, 2022

The Philippines’ Covid-19 risk classification is down from high/critical to moderate, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday.

(pna.gov.ph)

“We show a negative one-week and two-week growth rate. Our average daily attack rate is still at high risk but it already went down to 19.43 cases for every 100,000 individuals,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a briefing in Filipino.

In addition, the utilization rates of hospital and intensive care unit beds are both at “low risk”.

Vergeire said the national positivity rate declined to 35.4 percent from the 46.8 percent peak on January 18.

She said cases continue to decrease in Regions 3 (Central Luzon) and 4-A (Calabarzon), and Metro Manila while others are still seeing a high number of infections.

“But if we look at the trends in the number of cases, especially the seven-day moving average, it’s plateauing. In Visayas, the increase is slowing down,” she said partly in Filipino.

“In Mindanao, there are certain areas like Caraga and Region 12 where we are still seeing high utilization rate of beds. We are monitoring this,” she added in Filipino.

The Philippines has so far recorded 3.577 million confirmed Covid-19 cases since the outbreak began, of which 160,297 are undergoing treatment, 3.363 million have recovered, and 54,097 died. 

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