Peak ng COVID case maaabot sa katapusan ng Enero

Peak ng COVID case maaabot sa katapusan ng Enero

January 4, 2022 @ 1:00 PM 7 months ago

Manila, Philippines – Iginiit ng Department of Health (DOH) na posibleng maabot pa ang peak ng COVID sa katapusan ng Enero.

Sa panayam, sinabi ni DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na base ito sa kanilang inisyal na pagtatala sa kasalukuyang trend ng arawang COVID case.

“What I can give the public as an information right now would be that we did initial estimates, the assumption would be based on calculations that Omicron is eight times more transmissible than Delta and that the peak will happen by the end of January,” ani Vergeire sa CNN Philippines.

“As to the numbers, I won’t give it now because it might mislead people.”

Maaari rin aniyang masabi na mayroon nang local transmission ng Omicron.

“The assumption is there because for us to be able to declare that there’s local transmission, we need definitive evidence and we need this confirmation coming from Philippine Genome Center through whole genome sequencing.”

“We have been observing that there’s a decrease in the number of being tested but in NCR, we have seen that NCR is starting to increase their testing. But for the other regions, we are really having that low number of tests,” dagdag pa nito.

“One of the factors that we are looking at is that most of the local governments right now are using rapid antigen test for them to supplement the RT-PCR test that they have. This can be one of the factors that we have right now for the low testing output.” RNT/FGDC