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DOH Speaks on Metro Manila COVID-19 Cases

DOH – The Department of Health confirmed that the COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila have reached the peak level.

Following the holiday season, the COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila rose and it urged the government and the authorities to place the capital region under Alert Level 3. The implementation of the said stricter measure in the capital region was initially set from January 3 to January 15 but while it was not clear if the cases are already going a downtrend, the authorities decided to extend it until the end of the month.

The government is boosting its vaccination efforts amid the increase in the COVID-19 cases and to fight the possible spread of the Omicron variant. First logged in South Africa, the said mutated version of the virus is currently the variant of concern after it causes spike in the cases in several nations across the globe.

The Department of Health (DOH) has previously given the go signal for the giving of booster shots to fully vaccinated individuals. However, there are still a lot of Filipinos who have yet to be jabbed even on their first dose.

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What the authorities await is the COVID-19 cases reaching its peak. It is expected to go down after reaching the peak level. Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila has reached the peak level.

According to the report, starting January 15, the daily tally of the COVID-19 has began to drop. Last January 15, the new daily cases was at 18,422. The most recent daily record, the January 23 tally, was at 5,433.

However, the latest tally is still high thus everyone is encouraged to continue practicing the health protocols to drag the figures down even further. While the cases in Metro Manila is going down, the authorities are also monitoring the cases outside the region. There are several cities and provinces that are currently under Alert Level 4 because of their high cases.

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