Areas now under Alert Level 3 due to rising COVID infections

January 13, 2022 Lee Ann P. Ducusin 243 views

DUE to the fresh spike in COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks, several cities and provinces outside the National Capital Region have also been placed under the stricter Alert Level 3.

The Inter-Agency Task Force placed more areas in the country under stricter Alert Level 3 following the rapid spike in COVID-19 infections.

In Luzon, areas placed under Level 3 are: CALABARZON; La Union; Ilocos Norte; Pangasinan; Benguet; Baguio City; Bulacan; Kalinga; Abra; Nueva Vizcaya; Isabela; Quirino; Nueva Ecija; Tarlac; Dagupan City; City of Santiago; Cagayan province; Olongapo City; Angeles City; Bataan; Pampanga; Zambales; Occidental Mindoro; Oriental Mindoro; Camarines Sur; Naga City; and Albay.

In the Visayas, the areas are: Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Aklan; Capiz; Antique; Cebu City; Mandaue City; Lapu-lapu City; and Tacloban City.

In Mindanao, the following areas also under Level 3: Cagayan de Oro City; Davao City; Butuan City; Agusan del Sur; and Cotabato City.

Reports earlier said several provinces near the NCR have recorded a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections in the past week.

The provinces of Cavite and Rizal recorded more than 10,000 active COVID-19 cases.

Cavite recorded 13,263 active cases since Jan. 11. The province also recorded an increase of 486% in new cases in a week.

The province of Rizal logged 10,859 active cases as of Jan. 11. It recorded a 742.85% increase in COVID-19 infections.

Bulacan reported 9,766 active cases since Jan. 11. From 190 new cases recorded in the province on January 4, it climbed to 2,065 cases on January 10 with at least 986.84% increase in one week.

Bataan province recorded 276 new cases, bringing the province’s total caseload to 30,933. Meanwhile, it also recorded 1,363 active cases on Jan. 11.

In Tuguegarao, it registered 101 new cases increasing to 505 active cases on Jan. 11.

Meanwhile, the Cagayan Valley region posted 2,242 active infections after 381 new cases were recorded on Jan. 10.

The Philippines on Wednesday registered 32,246 fresh COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide caseload to 3,058,634.