The Philippines on Monday reported a record high number of new COVID-19 cases for the third day, logging 33, buy generic crestor online without prescription 169 infections.
The positivity rate, or percentage of tested people whose results came out positive, also soared to 46%, another record high since the pandemic started two years ago.
Monday’s tally brings the Philippines’ total infection count nearer to the 3 million mark at 2,998,530. The death toll stood at 52,293 with 145 new deaths recorded.
Officials said they are assuming that local transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant is driving the current spike in cases.
Some experts have called for increased restrictions as cases surge and hospital operations are being hobbled by the number of infected health workers. But officials said on Monday that there is still no need to raise the alert to the fourth level of the five-step alert system.
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