Daily Covid-19 cases may surge up to 11k in August – DOH

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire

Daily Covid-19 cases may reach up to 11,000 in August due to the low booster uptake and other factors, an official of the Department of Health warned on Tuesday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire also cautioned that there might be an increase in hospitalizations. 

The DOH also reported that based on their latest FASSSTER projections dated June 24, 2022, daily cases in National Capital Region (NCR) may reach as high as 11,186 by the end of July. 

“Improving our  MPHS (minimum public health standards) compliance also shows an uptrend but at a slower rate, with daily cases ranging from 4,651 to 6,037 per day. 

Similarly, the DOH said, national daily cases may reach up to 17,105 by the end of July if current MPHS compliance is maintained. 

“If MPHS further declines, along with other factors contributing to higher transmission rates such as lowered vaccination effective coverage and higher mobility, cases may be as high as 22,187,” it added.

Given this, the DOH continuously encourages the eligible population to get vaccinated and boosted with our Covid-19 vaccines. 

Likewise, the DOH and National Vaccination Operations Center are currently focusing efforts to ramp-up the rollout of vaccines for the current priority groups. 

This is through granular and localized analysis of areas with low vaccine coverage of 1st boosters and high numbers of unvaccinated which, the DOH said, is concurrent to the goal of the current administration in building a wall of immunity against Covid-19.

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