DOH says PH now at low risk classification for COVID-19

Published October 25, 2021, 2:00 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Department on Health (DOH) on Monday, October 25, said the country’s case classification for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now at low risk.


“Nationally, we are at low risk case classification with a negative two week growth rate (TWGR) at -48 percent and a moderate risk average daily attack rate (ADAR) of 5.89 cases for every 100,000 individuals,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a media forum.

She added that the healthcare utilization rate (HCUR) nationwide is at “low risk” with 41.15 percent occupancy rate while the intensive care unit (ICU) utilization rate for the whole country is at “moderate risk” at 53.15 percent.

Data from DOH also showed that all regions in the country are under low risk except for Regions 2, 9, CAR, 4B, 1 and NCR which are under moderate risk classification.

NCR also has a negative TWGR and a high risk ADAR.

“NCR total bed utilization is on a decline now, currently at low risk at 36 percent utilization,” said Vergeire.

“Current ICU utilization in NCR is also at low risk at 46 percent utilization,” she added.

However, Vergeire urged the public not to be complacent as the threat of COVID-19 still remains.

“We are not saying that we are out of the woods. What we are saying is a matter of fact and based on the monitoring of data we have right now. But we are not saying that we have no more problems,” she said.