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Nilinaw ng Department of Health (DOH) na hindi epicenter o sentro ng COVID-19 ang Davao City sa kabila ng pagtaas ng kaso ng mga nagpositibo sa sakit sa lugar. 

Ayon kay DOH Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, hindi maituturing na epicenter ng sakit ang lungsod. 

“We discourage the use of the term ‘epicenter’ in describing the rise of cases in an area. These areas are not the origin of the Covid-19 virus,” paliwanag ni Vergeire. “Moreover, using the term ‘epicenter’ detracts from other surrounding areas which may be equally or more affected by COVID-19. Considering this, no, Davao City is not an epicenter.”

Sa monitoring report ng OCTA Research Group noong Lunes, Hunyo 7, sinabi nitong inaasahang lalagpasan ng Davao City ang Quezon City pagdating sa pinakamataas na bilang ng bagong COVID-19 cases. 

Ayon kay Vergeire, patuloy pa rin ang pagtutok ng DOH sa sitwasyon sa Davao City dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng aktibong kaso rito. 

“Select NCR areas, as well as Davao City, were among our flagged areas because these had High Risk case metrics (TWGR or ADAR) and high to critical risk health care and ICU utilization rates. We do not compare counts alone as they are all of equal importance based on these metrics,” saad niya.


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