6 more areas placed under Alert Level 3

January 28, 2022 People's Journal 196 views

THE government’s pandemic task force has placed six more areas under Alert Level 3 as the provinces experienced an increase in the number of people getting infected with coronavirus disease-19.

Acting Presidential spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Thursday said Palawan, Camiguin, Davao Occidental, Dinagat Islands, Tawi-Tawi and Sulu will be under Alert Level 3 from January 28 until February 15.

Nograles said the Inter-Agency Task Force has not decided yet the alert status of Metro Manila and the neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, which are under Alert Level 3 until January 31.

COVID cases in Metro Manila have gone down but more regions are experiencing a surge in virus infections.

According to him, the government is monitoring the growth rate of COVID-19 cases in 22 areas outside Metro Manila.

These are Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Ilocos Region, Dagupan City, Cordillera Administrative Region, Baguio City, Cebu province, Cebu City, Lapu-lapu City, Mandaue City, Iloilo province, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, General Santos City, Ormoc City, Naga City, Western Samar, Tacloban City, Zamboanga del Sur and Biliran.

On January 21, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Northern Samar were placed under stricter Alert Level 4 after they reached more than 70 percent in healthcare utilization rate and reported an alarming high two-week growth and average daily attack rates.

Last Thursday, the Philippines’ coronavirus cases was at 18,191, showing a general downward trend from the previous weeks’ high of 37,000.