THE Philippine Medical Association (PMA) said the Department of Health is registering an increase in COVID-19 hospital admission rates.
This was bared by PMA President Dr. Benito Atienza during the Laging Handa public briefing, in relation to the hospital utilization rate. Atienza said based on information from the DOH, there are already reports of several COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in Metro Manila.
Even if the numbers are only a few, there is still a reported increase in number compared to normal admissions.
That is why the PMA reminded the public to take care, especially now that more people from other countries are going in and out of the Philippines, and are not anymore required to undergo quarantine but instead self monitor if they have symptoms of the disease.
Atienza also appealed that Filipinos should still wear their face masks unlike in other countries where there’s again a surge in COVID-19 cases because they have stopped wearing their face masks.