department of health secretary duque
Photo from thestar.com.my

PH has ‘successfully’ flattened the curve since April: DOH

On Wednesday, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III has claimed that the Philippines has “successfully” flattened the curve of COVID-19 infections since April.

The Health Secretary said this conclusion was based on the longer COVID-19 case doubling rate and mortality doubling time.

“We have successfully flattened the curve since April. The metrics are saying, arriving at that conclusion of flattening the curve is actually one, the case doubling time of the COVID-19 infection has actually become longer,”

– Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

Duque said the country’s case doubling time now is between 8 to 12 days. He also claimed that the government was able to improve its pandemic response in terms of public health and non-pharmaceutical interventions such as the mandatory wearing of face masks for citizens.

As of July 14, 2020, the Philippines has a total of 57,545 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,603 deaths and 20,459 recoveries.



Up to 50% OFF on nearby hotels in Cebu.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without Sugbo.ph's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.


Related Posts




Up to 50% OFF on nearby hotels in Cebu.

Affordable Cars for Rent | Cebu Tour Packages | Cebu Condos for Rent

Want your company or business to be featured on Sugbo.ph? ADVERTISE with #1 Cebu-focused digital magazine now!

NEVER MISS A POST. SUBSCRIBE NOW.

Enter your email address:




About Ram Mancelita

"Experiencing Cebu one post at a time."

Editor | Cebu City

[email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *