Compared to the recorded number of Covid-19 cases from June 13 to 19, the average daily rate from June 20 to 26 is 53 percent higher.
Per the Department of Health’s (DOH’s) weekly Covid-19 data released on Monday, June 27, the average daily rate in the country in the recent week is at 662.
The DOH bared that 4,643 Covid-19 cases have been recorded from June 20 to 26.
It was noted that of the said new cases, 14 were classified as severe and critical cases of Covid-19.
From June 13 to 19, the country recorded 3,051 Covid-19 infections with an average daily rate of 436.
Meanwhile, the health department noted that 591 patients with severe and critical Covid-19 cases have been admitted to hospitals as of June 26.
Of the 2,628 intensive care units (ICU) for patients with Covid-19, only 391 or 14.9 percent are occupied.
On the other hand, 18.1 percent of the 22,251 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are currently occupied.
On Sunday, June 16, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) said there is no need to raise the alert level despite the slight increase of Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Dr. Maricar Limpin, the president of PCP, said that the alert level status might be raised to the more restrictive Alert Level 2 should healthcare utilization would increase in the country.
It is worth noting that the health department recently placed five areas in the NCR under “moderate risk” status due to continuing uptick in Covid-19 cases. The areas were Pasig, San Juan, Quezon City, Marikina, and Pateros.
Currently, the NCR is still under Alert Level 1.