All regions in PH now minimal to low risk for COVID-19 — DOH
MANILA, Philippines — All regions in the Philippines are now minimal to low risk for COVID-19, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced on Monday.
“All regions are now at minimal to low risk case classification with negative two-week growth rates and average daily attack rates less than seven per 100,000 population. Region 2 shows a positive two-week growth rate in the recent week,” Vergeire said during the Department of Health media forum.
“Majority of the regions have a total COVID-19 bed and ICU (intensive care unit) utilization at low risk. Region 9 has its ICU utilization at moderate risk at 54 percent utilization,” she added.
For the country’s capital region, Vergeire pointed out that Metro Manila is at “low risk case classification with a negative two-week growth rate and an average daily attack rate of 2.69 per 100,000 individuals” which is higher than the previous 1.48.
Metro Manila’s total bed and ICU are at low risk, she said.
Moreover, the Philippines as a whole remains at low risk for the coronavirus, according to Vergeire.
“Nationally, we remain at low risk case classification with a negative two-week growth rate at negative 49 percent and moderate risk average daily attack rate at 1.55 cases for every 100,000 individuals. The national health systems capacity is at low risk,” she said.
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