DOH: PH Remains at Minimal-Risk Status for COVID-19

DOH: Philippines COVID-19 Status Still at Minimal-Risk

The Philippines’ COVID-19 status remains under minimal-risk as the daily number of cases continues to decrease, the Department of Health (DOH) announced in a press briefing on Tuesday, May 10.

“Kung titingnan natin ang national data, bumababa pa rin po ang ating mga cases. Nationally, 1,115 new cases lamang ang ating naitala or 159 new cases per day mula Mayo 3 hanggang Mayo 9,” DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

(“If we look at the national data, our [COVID-19] cases are still decreasing. Nationally, only 1,115 new cases were recorded or 159 new cases per day from May 3 to May 9.”)

“Mas mababa na po ito ng 95 cases or 37 percent lower than the 254 cases per day na naitala natin noong Dec. 18 to 24, 2021 bago ang ating Omicron experience,” she added.

(“This [data shows that we’re] 95 cases or 37 percent lower than the 254 cases per day that we recorded on Dec. 18 to 24, 2021 before our Omicron experience.”)

The health care utilization rate of the country remains at low-risk classification, but the DOH reported an increase in COVID-19 cases in Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Ilocos region, Central Luzon, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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