July 13, 2024

Senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with comorbidities were advised to continue protecting themselves against the Covid-19 despite a reported decrease in cases nationwide.

Philippine College of Physicians President and Infectious Disease Expert Rontgene Solante said the decrease in the number of Covid-19 infections shows that current variants may not be as highly transmissible as previous variants.

He said the Filipino population may have already acquired a high wall of immunity against Covid-19.

Pero ang problema, wala na tayong mga booster vaccination,” he said.

The Department of Health on Nov. 6 reported 128 daily average of new cases from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 with no deaths.

It is 18 percent lower compared to the 155 cases logged from Oct. 23 to 29.

“Even with the low number of cases, we remind the public especially the vulnerable population that you’re not safe from having the infection,” Solante said.

“We know that if you’re part of the vulnerable population and you have Covid, your condition may become severe,” he said.

As of Nov. 6, the DOH said the top five regions contributing to the new cases tally for the week are the National Capital Region, Region 4-A, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, and Soccsksargen.

The five areas with the most number of new cases include Quezon City, Rizal, Manila City, Cavite, and Bulacan. – PNA