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There is a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases among children younger than five years old, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday, February 2.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that 632 kids in the age group caught the disease from January 24 to 30.
This is higher than the seven-day moving average of 554 in September when the cases peaked due to the Delta variant.
“Bagamat nakikita natin na bumababa na ang bilang ng kaso sa iba’t ibang age groups, tumaas naman ang kaso ng mga kabataang mas bata sa lima kung ikukumpara noong nagkaroon ng Delta situation,” the health official said.
Vergeire also noted that COVID-19 vases among 60 year-olds and older are declining, while there is a general increase in infections among the pediatric age group.
She assured that the DOH continues to implement protocols to stop the spread of the virus. She also encouraged the parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.