PHILIPPINES now classified again as ‘high risk’ for Covid-19

Vaccination remains key strategy vs Omicron surge

Epidemic curve shows the current average daily cases have increased significantly 

MANILA – The country is now classified high risk for Covid-19 following the increase in cases toward the end of 2021, a health official said Monday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the epidemic curve shows the current average daily cases have increased significantly by 570 percent this week – December 27, 2021 to January 2, 2022 – which is seven times higher than in previous weeks.

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“Nationally we are now at high-risk case classification from low-risk case class in the previous week showing a positive two-week growth rate at 222 percent, and a “moderate risk average daily attack rate of 1.07 case for every 100,000 individuals,” Vergeire said in a media forum.

Latest data from the Department of Health showed that the island groups are showing signs of increase in cases while the National Capital Region (NCR) shows a sharp uptick in cases in the recent weeks.

“Likewise, the NCR is at high-risk case classification showing a high risk one week growth rate and two-week growth rate and moderate risk daily average attack rate of 5.42 cases per 100,000 population,” Vergeire said. Read More

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