PH remains under low-risk case classification – DOH

Published November 29, 2021, 2:57 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The country remains under low-risk case classification for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the Department of Health (DOH) emphasized the need to sustain this trend on Monday, Nov. 29.

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In a media briefing, Dr. Althea de Guzman, medical specialist at the DOH Epidemiology Bureau said that the country was able to maintain a negative two week growth rate which is now at negative 45 and an average daily attack rate (ADAR) of 1.02 per 100,000 population.

“‘Kapag ang ADAR na ‘to ay bumaba na to under 1 from a low risk classification tayo ay bababa na rin to minimal case classification,” De Guzman explained.

“Our average cases per day is now at 896 cases or 34 percent lower than the previous week,” she added.

She said that this has been the lowest number of cases observed since the peak in August 2020 which was from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 at 1,130 cases.

Meanwhile, this low risk classification, according to De Guzman is also accompanied by an equally low-risk utilization rate wherein the country only has 21.85 of its total beds for COVID occupied while intensive care unit (ICU) beds is at 26.57 percent occupancy.

Along with the country which is at low-risk case classification are Region II, Cordillera Administrative Region, National Capital Region, Region IX, and Region IV-B while the rest are at minimal. De Guzman also reported that all regions have a utilization rate of less than 50 percent for both total beds at ICU beds.