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DOH: COVID-19 cases going down but some hospitals still 'somewhat full'

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Devotees attend the first Friday of October devotional mass at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila on Oct. 1, 2021.

The STAR / Miguel de Guzman


MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Thursday warned against complacency in following health protocols as the number of COVID-19 infections in the country declined.


"We are confirming that cases are declining," DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.


According to Vergeire, the agency had studied factors behind the recent decrease in cases such as lower laboratory outputs and fewer hospital admissions. She said the decline in laboratory outputs was due to the use of antigen tests.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/10/07/2132473/doh-covid-19-cases-going-down-some-hospitals-still-somewhat-full


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