Virus surge to continue? DOH says can't tell yet


Posted at Jul 06 2020 09:03 AM

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The health department said Monday it could not confirm yet if local cases of the novel coronavirus would continue increasing, after the Philippines saw a record-high daily spike this weekend. 

The Philippines on Sunday confirmed a record 2,434 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which brought the country’s total to 44,254. 

"Amin pong pinag-aaralan ngayon itong mga numerong ito — kung saan po galing, kung gaano po ang trend natin for this past week," said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. 

(We are studying these numbers — where these came from, what our trend for the past week was.) 
"Hindi pa po natin masabi kung tuloy ngang pataas nang pataas. Ang masasabi lang natin meron tayong mga nakikitang pagtaas ng mga kaso for these past days," she added. 

(We cannot tell yet if the cases will increase continuously. All we can say is we saw an increase in cases these past days.) 

The time it takes for the virus cases to double remains at 7.7 days, she said. 

TeleRadyo, July 6, 2020