IPINALIWANAG ng Department of Health (DOH) na ang National Capital Region (NCR) ay kasalukuyang nasa high-risk case classification habang ang intensive care utilization at bed utilization ay nasa ilalim din ng high risk classification.
Ito ay kasunod ng pagpapatupad simula sa Setyembre 16 ng COVID-19 Alert Level System kung saan ang Metro Manila ay nasa Alert Level 4.
“NCR is currently at high risk case classification as it maintains a moderate risk two-week growth rate (TWGR) and high risk average daily attack rate (ADAR). The ADAR increased from 30.44 in the previous weeks to 39.09 per 100,000 population in the recent week. Additionally, NCR has a high-risk intensive care utilization rate at 77.5 percent while bed utilization is near high-risk classification at 69.5 percent,” ayon kay DOH Spokesperson Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
Ang mga lugar na nasa ilalim ng Alert Level 4, ang pangalawang pinakamataas na alert level, ay nagpapakita ng mataas at dumaraming bilang ng kaso na may kabuuang COVID-19 bed at intensive care bed utilization rates.
“During this time we must ramp-up active case finding, conduct risk-based testing using RT-PCR, and fast track vaccination among high-risk groups. There will also be intensified granular lockdowns from barangay down to the household level to contain transmission,” pahayag ni Usec. Vergeire.
Nanawagan naman si Vergeire sa publiko na sumunod sa minimum public health standards na ipinatutupad ng gobyerno at umiwas sa matataong lugar na maaaring dahilan ng pagkalat ng virus.
“We also call on everyone to continuously observe the minimum public health standards and consciously avoid these 3Cs that pose higher risk of COVID-19 transmission when all are present in your activities: crowded places and closed-contact settings where physical distancing may not be observed and people have face-to-face interaction, and closed spaces with poor ventilation,” dagdag pa ng DOH spokesperson.