The Philippines is still at “low risk” classification for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) with all the regions except Mindanao posting a plateau case trend.

Department of Health (DOH) Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a press briefing that the country is still at low risk classification with an average daily attack rate (ADAR) of 3.53 cases per 100,000 population.

From August 12 to 18, Vergeire said the country logged 26,302 new infections. 

“Ang nakitang patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso mula Mayo ay unti unti nang bumababa sa kasalukuyan. Nag-aaverage tayo ng 3,757 cases per day mas mababa ito by 6% than the previous week,” she said.

Under “moderate risk” classification are the National Capital Region (NCR) with ADAR of 8.83 per 100,000 population, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with ADAR 8.54 per 100,000 population.

“Ang Mindanao na may higit 400 cases per day ay nagpapakita pa rin incremental increases nitong mga nakaraang araw. Samantala, the rest of the areas nagpapakita na ng pag-plateau,” she added.

Meanwhile, the national positivity rate went down to 16.7% from 18.5% last week.

The national intensive care units (ICU) and severe or critical admissions, on the other hand, are still on an uptrend, Vergeire added. 



Ronald Espartinez