DOH notes slight uptick of COVID-19 cases nationwide
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has observed a slight uptick of COVID-19 cases nationwide, its officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Tuesday.
“Sa ngayon po may kaunting pagtaas ang ating mga kaso,” Vergeire said in a press briefing.
(As of present, there is a slight increase in our cases.)
Vergeire said that the COVID-19 cases nationwide are six percent higher compared to the “previous two weeks” averaging 1,181 new cases per day.
Despite this, the official said there is no need to panic since the healthcare system nationwide has not been overwhelmed.
“Pero kapag tinignan natin ang ating mga hospital admissions, lahat po ng regions sa ating country ngayon would have a low risk case classification. Sa ating admissions naman, wala tayong sinasabing high risk level,” she also said.
(But when you see the hospital admissions, all of the regions in the country now would have a low risk case classification. As for admissions, no region falls under a high risk level.)
As of Tuesday, the Philippines reported another 791 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the caseload to 4,050,866, according to the DOH’s coronavirus case tracker.
Of the said caseload, 18,016 are tagged as active cases, 3,967,929 recoveries and 64,921 deaths.
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