PH already over crisis stage of Omicron surge

February 17, 2022 Lee Ann P. Ducusin 309 views

HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III yesterday said the country has already crossed past the crisis stage when it comes to the surge caused by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Duque noted the improved nationwide numbers when it comes to two-week growth rate, average daily attack rate and healthcare utilization.

“Nalagpasan na natin kasi low risk na nga tayo,” he said when asked if the crisis is almost over or is already over.

The health chief said the country’s two-week growth rate is at -81% while the ADAR is at 7 cases per 100,000 population, which he said is considered “low-risk.”

“Tapos ang ating health systems capacity nasa low risk, mga a little over 30% lang ang kama na nagagamit, so 3 out of 10. Mababa siya,” he said.

However, Duque also said the country is “not yet” seeing the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in general.