Covid-19 Red Alert! 10,775 Confirmed New Cases In Just One Day

Manila, Philippines - The country is currently facing a critical issue when it comes to the sudden spike of covid-19 new cases. Department of Health(DOH) released the recent data on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 where it revealed 10,775 new covid-19 patients resulting to an overall active case of 39,974.

While 2,780,109 successfully recovered from the deadly virus, 51,662 patients succumbed to death or equivalent to 1.8%. The recent data posted by DOH early this week prompted the Inter-Agency Task Force(IATF) to declare Alert level 3 including Laguna areas. The province is the latest addition to the list of areas under the heightened classification following Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal.

In the report published by the health bureau, 100% of the covid-19 testing facilities are fully operational but 9 of those haven't submitted yet its latest data in the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). It is expected that these remaining laboratories could contribute a total of 2.2% from samples which were tested positive.

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Under Alert Level 3, physical activities like face-to-face classes, contact sports, funfairs, live voice and wind instrument events are not allowed.

Intrazonal and interzonal travel will be allowed subject to guidelines set by the local government unit of destination.

Allowable capacity for certain establishments will also be limited to 30% for indoor venues and 50% for outdoor venues.

Gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals would still be allowed.

Operations of casinos are still prohibited. Gatherings in residences of individuals not belonging to the same household are also not allowed.

People in are highly recommended to stay away from crowded areas and to observe all public health protocols to mitigate the continuous spread of the covid-19. Also, individuals are also being encouraged to get vaccinated for an added health protection especially that the Omicron variant is rapidly spreading in different communities.

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