3 CAR provinces, N. Samar shift to Alert Level 4 until Jan. 31
Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Northern Samar are being placed under the stricter Alert Level 4 from Jan. 21-31, 2022.
Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao
In a press statement, Malacañang said that the The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has approved the escalation of Kalinga, Ifugao, and Mountain Province in the Cordillera Administrative Region, as well as the province of Northern Samar, to Alert Level 4 yesterday.
A shift to Alert Level 4 means that an area has reached more than 70% in healthcare utilization rate, and high growth and average daily infection rates.
Meanwhile, the following areas are being placed under Alert Level 3 until the end of this month:
- Puerto Princesa City
- Zamboanga del Norte
- Zamboanga Sibugay
- Lanao del Norte
- Davao de Oro
- Davao Oriental
- North Cotabato
- Sultan Kudarat
- Surigao del Norte
Earlier, the IATF has placed Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Northern Samar along with the National Capital Region, and 78 other areas under Alert Level 3 due to surge in COVID-19 infections.
On Thursday, the Department of Health has recorded 31,173 new Covid-19 infections, increasing the active cases to 275,364 while total recoveries jumped to 2,995,961 after reporting 26,298 new recoveries. The total death tally now stands at 53,153 with the addition of 110 fatalities.