Health Undersecretary and Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday said that the National Capital Region is at moderate risk of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.
In an interview over DZMM, Vergeire said that the current reproduction rate in Metro Manila is more than one.
Vergeire added that while OCTA Research group noted a surge of COVID-19 cases, she stressed that the DOH has different parameters, methods, and thresholds from other research institutions.
“Naiintindihan po namin that we should be anticipating now yung pagtaas ng kaso pero kailangan din po natin intindihin yung factors kasi,” Vergeire said.
Vergeire added said that they are still managing, but consistently cautious in case the number of affected crosses DOH’s threshold.
She reminded the public to continue to follow the minimum health standards and let themselves be inoculated to prevent severe effects of COVID-19.