OCTA: COVID-19 cases in PH ‘close to plateauing’, but upticks may be seen
MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the country are “close to plateauing”, but there may be upticks as movement restrictions are eased, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said Tuesday.
David made the remark during the briefing of the House committee on trade and industry following the downgrading of Metro Manila to Alert Level 2 as daily COVID-19 cases dip.
‘We’re already at the level we’re where we were last year, around 2,000 cases per day. We’re not seeing a significant spread right now,” David said.
“We may see upticks due to mobility but as we can see, we’re already at close to a plateauing… this is also the case in the NCR,” he added.
On Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,547 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic to 2,818,511.
Of the total cases, 2,745,777 have recovered, 27,025 are active, and 45,709 have succumbed to the disease.
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