The World Health Organization applauds the PH pandemic response.
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic has been praised by the World Health Organization.
Dr. Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for Western Pacific, praised Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s “strong leadership” despite the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in an online media conference.
“Gayundin, ang ating naging agarang pag-angkat ng mga bakuna sa ating bansa binati ng Covax. Ito ay ginagawa ng ating pamahalaan at Kagawaran ng Kalusugan para sa proteksiyon ng bawat Pilipino. All of this is done by the government and the Department of Health for the protection of all Filipinos) “She was referring to a global initiative to support equitable vaccine distribution.
As of April 7, moreover 66.5 million people, or 73.9 percent of our target population, have received their Covid-19 vaccination.
More than 12.3 million of the 47.5 million eligible citizens have had their booster shots.
Approximately 1.1 million children and 9 million teenagers have received a complete vaccination against the disease.
According to Vergeire, coronavirus cases in the National Capital Region and all-island groupings have reached a halt.
The country recorded 2,499 new infections from March 31 to April 6, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,680,244 with only.88 percent of those active.
The low number of instances indicates a low positive rate, which has dropped from 2% last week to 1.8 this week.
The average number of daily cases is 357, which is 2% less than the previous week.
The majority of Covid-19 admissions, according to Vergeire, are mild to moderate cases.
According to data from the National Admissions by Health Status database as of April 5, 1,142 of the cases were asymptomatic, 2,158 were mild, 2,194 were moderate, 476 were severe, and 231 were critical.
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