Trend of COVID-19 cases nationwide dropping: DOH

It was found that the trend of COVID-19 cases in all island groups in the country is dropping, based on data released by the Department of Health (DOH).

The COVID-19 classification of all regions in the country except the Zamboanga Peninsula is also at moderate or low risk.

But he said they should still be careful, particularly the Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley Region, because their health care system capacity is still at high risk.

In the past five days, the number of average daily COVID-19 cases has dropped to 7,732 from more than 10,000 on October 6 to 12.

Along with the improvement in the numbers, the OCTA Research Group believes that there could be less than 7,000 cases of COVID-19s in the coming days.

“Hopefully tuloy-tuloy na ‘yan. Hindi na tayo aabot sa 10,000,” said OCTA fellow Guido David.

In the past five days, the number of average daily COVID-19 cases has dropped to 7,732 from more than 10,000 on October 6 to 12.

Along with the improvement in the numbers, the OCTA Research Group believes that there could be less than 7,000 cases of COVID-19s in the coming days.

Health spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire insisted that all the data released is well-founded.

Trend of COVID-19 cases nationwide dropping: DOH

This is after a group of questioned the seemingly incompatible decline in cases and high utilization rates in hospitals.

“Hindi naman sa kung saan lang kinuha ang datos natin. Mayroon kaming official database na nakikita ang lahat ng ospital sa buong bansa,” said Vergeire.

“Hindi naman sinasabi na na-decongest na natin talaga ang lahat ng mga ospital,” she added.

As of Monday, the DOH recorded 6,943 additional COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,727,286 cases, of which 68,832 were active cases.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) has objected to the non-payment of employees and who have not yet been vaccinated against -19, something that some offices are already doing even without a legal basis.

Last week, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) slammed some employers’ “inhumane” squeezing on the wages or salaries of staff who could not show a vaccination card that would prove complete protection against the deadly virus.

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