The country is now seeing another “peak” of illnesses, with more COVID-19 cases projected to be registered in the following weeks, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
In an interview with CNN Philippines, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stated that the NCR, which has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, is being actively monitored.
She stated that the average number of cases in the region has more than doubled since the previous week, and the average daily attack rate has already risen to 1.02.
“Right now, what we’re seeing is that the number of cases are continuously increasing, especially here in the National Capital Region, and we can see that this is really the start of the peak in the number of cases,” Vergeire said.
“We are again guiding the public and making them aware that this might be the start that the cases will continuously rise in the next couple of weeks,” she added.