The Department of Health (DOH) said the country’s Covid-19 infections remain manageable with no “significant” increase in infections being reported. 

DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Philippines posted an average of 133 infections daily, which is slightly higher compared to average cases in the past weeks. 

However, she noted that the uptick in cases was insignificant.

Meanwhile, the health department said it is closely monitoring the bed utilization rate, particularly in Malabon.

“Alam naman natin sa Malabon, tatatlo ang ICU beds diyan so ‘pag nagkaroon lang ng isa na laman, tumataas na po ang ating percentage kaya ating binabantayan at tinitignan kung magtutuloy-tuloy,” Vergeire said.

“Sa ngayon, we can say everything is manageable. Our hospitals are able to manage our cases. Wala pong masyadong kaso na naitatala na mula sa ibang lugar dito sa Metro Manila,” she added.

Healthcare utilization rates in the region remain low risk at 20.30 percent as of March 5.



Ronald Espartinez