The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of COVID-19 cases in the country went up by 15 percent in the past two weeks.
According to Dr. Alethea de Guzman, chief epidemiologist of the DOH, the 15 percent case growth rate was recorded from May 30 up to June 12, 2021, which is higher than the 13 percent recorded for the period May 16-29, 2021.
An average of 6,609 new infections daily was also recorded from June 7 to 13, which is higher than the average 6,558 cases logged from May 31 up to June 6, 2021.
The DOH first observed that the number of COVID-19 cases has not moved much from mid-May until they started to notice again the slow decline in the number of infections.
Dr. de Guzman said that until there are superspreading events or mass gatherings and non-compliance with minimum public health standards, the increase in virus infections cannot be avoided.