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DOH Speaks on COVID-19 Risk Classification in PH Now

DOH – The Department of Health said that the COVID-19 risk classification of the Philippines now is back to “moderate” from “low risk”.

The fight against the spread of the COVID-19 has heightened in the Philippines following the local transmissions of the Delta variant, a variant of concern for its higher transmissibility rate. The whole country remains under community quarantine measures.

PH is just of the many countries that recorded cases of the Delta variant. The said mutation of the COVID-19 virus has brought a devastating situation in India wherein hospitals reach their maximum capacities and people dying of coronavirus.

Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Nepal also recorded cases of the Delta variant. Filipinos were alarmed over the possible spread of the said variant in the country.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosrio Vergeire
Photo: Daily Tribune

The COVID-19 cases in the Philippines undeniably increased. The Department of Health (DOH) spoke on the COVID-19 risk classification of PH now amid worries of the possibility of another surge in the cases due to the Delta variant.

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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, DOH said that the COVID-19 risk classification of PH now is back to “moderate” from “low risk” following the increase in the cases in the last two (2) weeks.

According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the growth rate of the COVID-19 cases in the country jumped by 1% in the past two (2) weeks. Three (3) to four (4) weeks ago, it was at -10%.

DOH recorded an average of 1,013 cases of COVID-19 daily from July 22, to July 28. It is 285 cases higher compared to the average cases a week before July 22. Reportedly, almost all regions showed an increase in the cases with Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) as the “lone high-risk region” in the country.

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