COVID case sa Pinas sa Bagong Taon papalo sa 3K

COVID case sa Pinas sa Bagong Taon papalo sa 3K

December 31, 2021 @ 11:02 AM 8 months ago

Manila, Philippines – Posibleng pumalo sa 3,000 pang COVID case sa Bagong Taon na may positivity rate na hanggang 10%, batay sa UP Pandemic Response Team.

Sinabi ni University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Jomar Rabajante na karamihan sa mga virus ay galing sa Metro Manila.

“I don’t want to be early in reporting this one from DOH (Department of Health), but we already know today we are going to have around 10 percent positivity rate because we already have the test results from the laboratories,” ani Rabajante sa ANC’s Rundown.

“And if the number of positive (cases) for today, will be validated and reported by DOH, it will be around 3,000 we are expecting the numbers to really increase.”

“Most of the people are coming from the working class age group, coming from millennials and Gen Z, 20s and 30s. Probably because of many reasons… frontlines are also within this age range, these people are very mobile, they can already go outside,” dagdag pa nito.

Ikinokonsidera rin ng grupo ang posibilidad ng pagkalat ng Omicron variant.

“If this will be omicron, then this might be higher than the peak we had last September. We might be expecting more people to be infected during the first (few) weeks of January 2022.”

“We still need to wait for the DNA sequenced results from the Philippine Genome Center to really see if this is already omicron. Remember delta is also very transmissible,” paliwanag pa nito.

“Most of the samples going to Philippine Genome Center are from the airports, but LGUs need to have their own tech into detect in their locality what variant they are having. This needs money, more people working with Philippine Genome Center to increase their processes. We should have done this even before the delta surge.” RNT/FGDC