After the nationwide implementation of the new alert level system, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that only 12 areas fall under Alert Level 3 and one under Alert Level 4. 

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a media briefing that other than these 13 locations, 89% of the country are now under Alert Level 2. 

“Starting today, November 22, all areas under the phased implementation of the alert level system will start. For the current week, 89% or 108 out of the 121 provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities are under Alert Level 2 and with minimal to low risk classification,” she said.

Meanwhile, Catanduanes is the lone area under Alert Level 4. Governor Joseph Cua said that high hospital bed occupancy rate and cases of the more transmissible Delta coronavirus variant are the cause of Covid-19 surge in the province.

Here are the areas under Alert Level 3:

  • Apayao
  • Baguio City
  • Ifugao
  • Mountain Province
  • Batanes
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Siquijor
  • City of Isabela
  • Zamboanga City
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Sulu


The rest of the country is now under Alert Level 2 where indoor establishments such as malls are now allowed to operate at 50% capacity with an additional 10% capacity if they have a safety seal. For outdoor establishments, 70% is allowed.

For areas under Alert Level 3, establishments, or activities, will be allowed to operate at 30% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50% outdoor venue capacity.

Vergeire further noted that all regions in the country are now at minimal to low risk for Covid-19. Majority of the regions also posted low risk in terms of Covid-19 bed and ICU utilization.

“All regions are now at minimal to low risk case classification with negative two-week growth rates and average daily attack rates less than seven per 100,000 population. Region 2 shows a positive two-week growth rate in the recent week,” she said. Ronald Espartinez