MANILA—Malacañang on Monday announced that more areas in the Philippines have been placed under COVID-19 Alert Level 1.
Acting presidential spokesperson Sec. Martin Andanar said in a statement that following areas under the alert level are:
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Misamis Occidental
- Talisay City, Cebu
- Antipas, North Cotabato
- Banga, South Cotabato
This will be effective from May 3 until May 15, 2022, Andanar noted.
On Monday, the Philippines' health department said 723 or 13.4 percent of COVID-19 patients in hospitals were in severe and critical condition.
The figure is higher than the previous week's 664 severe and critical patients who comprised 12.8 percent of COVID-19 hospital admissions at the time.
It is the second straight week the number of severe and critical patients increased, the DOH said.