DOH: No significant increase in Covid-19 cases in PH

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MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) said there is no significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines.

DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that cases in the country and in the National Capital Region remain manageable.

On Monday, March 6, the DOH reported that the average number of daily cases for the period of Feb. 27 to March 5 was 10 percent higher than the cases on Feb. 20 to Feb. 26.

“This is not significant if we try to compare that for our weekly average number of cases,” she said during a press briefing on Tuesday, March 7.

“We can say that everything is manageable, our hospitals are being able to manage our cases,” she added.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila is decreasing, said DOH-NCR Director Aleli Sudiacal.

“Lahat ng (All) NCR LGUs [local government units] have decreasing rates. In fact, some of them, or about a third of them have not been reporting any case,” she said.

Tuesday’s case update

The country reported 87 new cases of Covid-19, pushing the number of active infections to 8,901.

Majority of the cases in the past two weeks were logged in NCR with 423 cases, followed by Davao Region with 226, Calabarzon with 201, Soccsksargen with 117 cases, and Northern Mindanao with 90.

Since 2020, the country’s total number of cases has stood at 4,007,183, including 4,002,115 recoveries and 66,167 deaths.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.