Metro Manila, many areas stay under Alert Level 1 until August 15: DOH

Job Manahan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2022 04:41 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2022 06:43 PM

Makati residents line up to get their second booster shot against COVID-19 inside a mall in Makati City on July 28, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Makati residents line up to get their second booster shot against COVID-19 inside a mall in Makati City on July 28, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

 

DOH: 10 areas deescalated to Alert 1

MANILA (UPDATE)— Metro Manila and dozens of areas will remain under the lowest of the country's 5-tier COVID-19 alert level system from August 1 until August 15, the health department announced Saturday. 

The following areas are under Alert Level 1 until mid-August, according to the Department of Health (DOH): 

Cordillera Administrative Region

  •  Abra
  •  Apayao
  •  Kalinga
  •  Mountain Province
  •  Baguio City

Region I

  •  Ilocos Norte
  •  Ilocos Sur
  •  La Union
  •  Pangasinan
  •  Dagupan City

Region II

  •  Batanes
  •  Cagayan
  •  Isabela
  •  Nueva Vizcaya
  •  Quirino
  •  City of Santiag

Region III

  •  Aurora
  •  Bataan
  •  Bulacan
  •  Nueva Ecija
  •  Pampanga
  •  Tarlac
  •  Zambales
  •  Angeles City
  •  Olongapo City

Region IV-A

  •  Batangas
  •  Cavite
  •  Laguna
  •  Rizal
  •  Lucena City

Region IV-B

  •  Marinduque
  •  Oriental Mindoro
  •  Romblon
  •  Puerto Princesa City

 Region V

  •  Albay
  •  Catanduanes
  •  Naga City
  •  Sorsogon

Region VI

  •  Aklan
  •  Capiz
  •  Guimaras
  •  Iloilo Province
  •  Bacolod City
  •  Iloilo City

Region VII

  •  Siquijor
  •  Cebu City
  •  Lapu-Lapu City
  •  Mandaue City

Region VIII

  •  Biliran
  •  Eastern Samar
  •  Southern Leyte
  •  Ormoc City
  •  Tacloban City

Region IX

  •  Zamboanga City

Region X

  •  Camiguin
  •  Bukidnon
  •  Misamis Occidental
  •  Misamis Oriental
  •  Cagayan de Oro City
  •  Iligan City

Region XI

  •  Davao City
  •  Davao Oriental

Region XII

  •  South Cotabato
  •  General Santos City

CARAGA

  •  Agusan del Norte
  •  Agusan del Sur
  •  Surigao del Sur
  •  Butuan City

Bangsamoro

  •  Cotabato City

These component cities and municipalities will also be under the loosest alert level: 

Region VI

  •  Barbaza
  •  Antique

Region VIII

  •  Bato and Tabontabon, Leyte

Region IX

  •  Payao
  •  Zamboanga Sibugay

Region XI

  •  Braulio E. Dujali
  •  Davao Del Norte

Region XII

  •  Maitum, Sarangani

CARAGA

  • Pilar, Surigao Del Norte

Bangsamoro 

  •  Calanogas, Marogong
  •  Tagoloan II, Lanao Del Sur. 

DOH also downgraded the alert status of the following component cities and municipalities to Alert 1: 

  •  Region VI: Barbaza, Antique
  •  Region VIII: Bato, Leyte
  •  Region VIII: Tabontabon, Leyte
  •  Region IX: Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay
  •  Region XI: Braulio E. Dujali, Davao Del Norte
  •  Region XII: Maitum, Sarangani
  •  Region XIII (Caraga): Pilar, Surigao Del Norte
  •  BARMM: Calanogas, Lanao Del Sur
  •  BARMM: Marogong, Lanao Del Sur
  •  BARMM: Tagoloan II, Lanao Del Sur

ALERT LEVEL 2 

The following provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs), on the other hand, will remain under Alert Level 2 "without prejudice to their respective component cities and municipalities which may be under a different alert level classification," the DOH said. 

Alert Level 2 allows face-to-face classes, dine-in services, religious gatherings, and personal care services, among others to accept fully vaccinated individuals at 50 percent of indoor venue capacity. 

 

Cordillera Administrative Region

  •  Benguet, Ifugao

Region IV-A

  •  Quezon Province

Region IV-B

  •  Occidental Mindoro
  •  Palawan

Region V

  •  Camarines Norte
  •  Camarines Sur
  •  Masbate

Region VI

  •  Antique
  •  Negros Occidental

Region VII

  •  Bohol
  •  Cebu
  •  Negros Oriental

Region VIII

  •  Leyte
  •  Northern Samar
  •  Western Samar

Region IX

  •  City of Isabela
  •  Zamboanga del Sur
  •  Zamboanga del Norte
  •  Zamboanga Sibugay

Region X

  •  Lanao del Norte

Region XI

  •  Davao del Norte
  •  Davao del Sur
  •  Davao de Oro
  •  Davao Occidental

Region XII

  •  North Cotabato
  •  Sarangani
  •  Sultan Kudarat

CARAGA

  •  Dinagat Islands
  •  Surigao del Norte

Bangsamoro

  •  Basilan
  •  Lanao del Sur
  •  Maguindanao
  •  Sulu
  •  Tawi-Tawi

The Philippines recorded 4,127 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, ABS-CBN Data Analytics head Edson Guido said, raising the country's total active infections to more than 30,000. 

The number of active cases is considered the highest since April 5 this year. 

The DOH attributed the slight rise in new COVID-19 cases to the population's waning immunity and the presence of omicron subvariants.
 
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