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The Philippines’ risk status for Covid-19 is now back to “moderate” from the previous high and critical risk classification, a health official announced on Wednesday, February 2.
“The Philippines is now at moderate risk classification. Dati nasa high at critical risk tayo pero ngayon moderate na lang,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a briefing.
According to Vergeire, the country’s daily attack rate remains at high risk but is now at 19.43 per 100,000 individuals. The health care capacity for intensive care units and bed utilization across the country is now at low risk, she added.
“So tayo ay talagang nagmomove na towards nitong decline na 'to so tuloy-tuloy po tayo,” the health official said.
On Wednesday, the total number of Covid-19 in the country was 3,577,298 after 7,661 new cases were confirmed. The Department of Health also announced 43 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 54,097. Meanwhile, 3,362,904 have recovered from the disease including the additional 23,392.