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COVID-19 circumstances nonetheless up in NCR, 3 areas – DOH

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Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – February 17, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) and three different areas have been flagged by the Division of Well being (DOH) for spiking COVID-19 circumstances.

In accordance with DOH chief epidemiologist Althea de Guzman, eight cities in NCR – Valenzuela, Pasay, Malabon, Pasig, Makati, Navotas, Las Piñas and Manila – recorded rising numbers whereas circumstances in different areas are noticed to be “plateauing” in the course of the previous two weeks.

“After the rise in circumstances in the course of the first week of January, what we see, if not a lower in circumstances, is the plateauing of circumstances in different areas. Which means that the variety of circumstances being reported (every day) is similar,” she reported in the course of the DOH Kapihan discussion board.

De Guzman likewise famous that well being care utilization fee (HCUR) of NCR remains to be at “secure zone,” that means hospitals can nonetheless deal with rising COVID-19 circumstances.

Information confirmed that NCR had 227,359 circumstances, virtually half of the full 552,246 COVID-19 circumstances documented nationwide, as of Feb. 16.

Except for NCR, the DOH flagged Central Visayas area due to a “steep rise” in circumstances in Cebu (notably Cebu, Lapu-lapu and Mandaue cities) and Bohol.

Northern Mindanao – notably Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan Metropolis and Misamis Oriental – can be being intently monitored after tendencies present a pointy improve in circumstances since January. Additionally within the radar is Caraga area which had 7,290 circumstances as of Feb. 15.

Information confirmed Central Visayas had 34,769 circumstances whereas Northern Mindanao had 11,459 circumstances as of Feb. 15, whereas HCUR are each within the secure zone.

“All areas besides Agusan del Sur present steady improve (in circumstances). The HCUR is in secure zone, besides Agusan del Norte (which is) in excessive threat,” De Guzman concluded.

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