DOH logs over 2K Covid-19 cases

Published August 17, 2022, 8:41 PM

by Analou de Vera


The country has recorded another 2,000 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

A total of 2,892 more coronavirus cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH). as shown in its Covid-19 tracker.

The number of active infections nationwide slightly went down to 35,101 as compared to over 36,000 active cases on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Metro Manila recorded the most number of cases in the recent two weeks with 15,141. It was followed by Calabarzon with 9,450, Central Luzon with 5,116, Western Visayas with 2,673, and Cagayan Valley with 2,199.

The Philippines’ overall tally of cases increased to 3,840,943. Of the said figure, 3,744,669 were tagged as recoveries, while 61,173 were deaths.

Amid the country’s current Covid-19 situation, a health expert believes that it is not yet the right time to further ease the restrictions related to Covid-19.

“Well for now, it’s too early para luwagan natin ang restriction. Let’s observe in the next few weeks kung medyo mas ang trend ng mga kaso pababa,” said Dr. Rontgene Solante, head of the Adult Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine unit at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, during a public press briefing.

“Darating din tayo diyan sa pagluwag ng mga restrictions but for now it’s important that we still have to maintain all these restrictions at this point in time,” he added.