The Philippines is now considered as low-risk for Covid-19, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced on Monday.
“Nationally we are at low-risk case classification with a negative two-week growth rate at negative 48 percent and a moderate risk average daily attack rate (ADAR) of 5.89 cases for every 100,000 individuals,” Vergeire said in a virtual briefing.
“All of the regions now have a negative two-week growth rate and low- to moderate- risk case classifications,” she added.
However, she noted that other areas such as Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Zamboanga Peninsula, Cordillera Administrative Region, MIMAROPA or Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, and Ilocos Region remained under moderate risk classification with high-risk ADAR.
The official also said that the national health system capacity is improving at moderate risk classification.
However, the DoH flagged Cagayan Valley, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bicol Region for having a high utilization rate of Covid-19 beds and intensive care unit (ICU).
Meanwhile, the National Capital Region (NCR), which is under a moderate risk for Covid-19, showed a negative two-week growth rate and high-risk ADAR.
Over the past week, the NCR reported 945 cases compared to 1,445 cases recorded two weeks ago.
The ADAR at NCR has also decreased from 18.30 to 8.56 per 100,000 individuals in the recent week.
The seven-day moving average in NCR has also decreased from -46 percent to -53 percent, an indication that the region is in a slow downward trend.
The healthcare utilization in NCR has also decreased with beds and ICU utilization rate at low-risk classification.
Its bed utilization also declined to 36 percent, while its ICU utilization rate is at 46 percent.