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DOH: COVID-19 cases plateauing in all areas

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said COVID-19 cases in all areas of the country have recently started plateauing.

At a press briefing, DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire presented the COVID-19 cases monitored in the National Capital Region, the rest of Luzon, in Mindanao, and the Visayas.

She added that while the decline in ICU admissions had slowed down, admissions of severe and critical cases continued to trend downwards.

However, Vergeire cautioned that there were still risks from COVID-19 due to mutations, new subvariants in other countries, open borders, and ongoing transmissions.

“We cannot say na wala tayong risk sa ngayon dahil (that there is no longer a risk because) the risk of the virus is still here,” she said.

Furthermore, Vergeire could not say if the Philippines could be placed under the lowest level of restriction - an Alert Level 0 -adding that authorities may discuss possible ways to “move forward” with safety precautions still in place. — DVM, GMA Integrated News