NCR, nearby areas still under Alert Level 1 despite rise in Covid cases

Published June 28, 2022, 12:13 PM

by Raymund Antonio

The National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces of Region 4A—Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal—are still under Alert Level 1 despite the increasing coronavirus cases and positivity rate, Malacañang announced on Tuesday, June 28.

(JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Outgoing Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said this classification will be effective from July 1 to 15, 2022.

The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a 53 percent increase of new Covid-19 cases in its weekly bulletin on Monday, June 27.

The record showed 4,634 new cases reported from June 20 to 26. This translates to an average of around 662 new cases a day.

READ: Increase in Covid-19 cases no cause for ‘real alarm’ yet; public urged to remain vigilant

Aside from NCR, 85 of 121 provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities (ICCs) and 166 of 744 component cities and municipalities will remain under Alert Level 1 during the same period.

In a statement, Andanar released the July 1-15 alert level classification in the country, using the new matrices for the alert level system, as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

The following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs, shall be placed under Alert Level 1 from July 1 to 15:

NCR: Caloocan City, City of Malabon, City of Navotas, City of Valenzuela, Pateros, City of Pasig, City of Marikina, Taguig City, Quezon City, City of Manila, City of Makati, City of Mandaluyong, City of San Juan, City of Muntinlupa, City of Parañaque, City of Las Piñas, and Pasay City

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga, and Mountain Province

Region I: Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan

Region II: Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino

Region III: Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales

Region IV-A: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal

Region IV-B: Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon

Region V: Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon

Region VI: Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City

Region VII: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor

Region VIII: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City

Region IX: Zamboanga City

Region X: Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental

Region XI: Davao City and Davao Oriental

Region XII: South Cotabato

CARAGA: Butuan City, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, and Agusan Del Sur

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Cotabato City

The following component cities and municipalities will also be placed under Alert Level 1 effective July 1 to 15, 2022:

CAR: Benguet – Buguias and Tublay

Ifugao – Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut

Region IV-A: Quezon – Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong, and Unisan

Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro – Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, and Rizal

Palawan – Cagayancillo and Culion

Region V: Camarines Norte – Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), San Vicente, and Talisay

Camarines Sur – Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Goa, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando, San Jose, and Tigaon

Masbate – Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), and Mandaon

Region VI: Antique – Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, and Tobias Fornier (Dao)

Negros Occidental – Cadiz City, Candoni, City of Talisay, City of Victorias, Enrique B., Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique, and Valladolid

Region VII: Bohol – Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, and Tagbilaran City (Capital)

Cebu – Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, and Tudela

Negros Oriental – Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), and Zamboanguita

Region VIII: Leyte – Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, and Villaba

Northern Samar – Allen, Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, and Victoria

Samar (Western Samar) – Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, and Zumarraga

Region IX: Zamboanga Del Norte – Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Manukan, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, and Salug Zamboanga Del Sur – Kumalarang, Labangan, Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, and Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo)

Zamboanga Sibugay – Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Siay, and Tungawan

Region X: Lanao Del Norte – Bacolod, Baroy, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, and Tubod (Capital)

Region XI: Davao De Oro – Mawab, Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), and New Bataan

Davao Del Sur – Padada

Region XII: Cotabato (North Cotabato) – Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), and President Roxas

Sultan Kudarat – City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, and Lebak

CARAGA: Dinagat Islands – Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, and Tubajon

Surigao Del Norte – Claver, Dapa, General Luna, Mainit, and Tagana-An

BARMM: Lanao Del Sur – Bumbaran, Ditsaan-Ramain, and Wao

Maguindanao – South Upi and Upi

Tawi-Tawi – Turtle Islands

Alert Level 2

Meanwhile, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 2 from July 1 to July 15, 2022:

Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet and Ifugao

Region IV-A: Quezon Province

Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro and Palawan

Region V: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate

Region VI: Antique and Negros Occidental

Region VII: Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental

Region VIII: Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)

Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay

Region X: Lanao Del Norte

Region XI: Davao De Oro, Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur, and Davao Occidental

Region XII: Cotabato (North Cotabato), General Santos City (Dadiangas), Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat

CARAGA: Dinagat Islands and Surigao Del Norte

BARMM: Basilan, Lanao Del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi

The new matrix will remove the two-week growth rate in determining case risk classification.

Instead, “case risk classification shall be based on average daily attack rates and its current thresholds,” the statement said.

The main metric for health system capacity will remain as the total beds utilization rate and its current thresholds.

“Assignment of Alert Level shall be based on the revised cross tabulation of total beds utilization rate and average daily attack rate,” it read.

 
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

["national","news","news"]
[3028691,3066858,3066844,3066841,3066838,3066830,3066827]