Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) Five provinces are facing high health care utilization rate because of rising coronavirus cases, the OCTA Research Group said Saturday.
In its latest report, covering June 5 to 11 data, the group cited Iloilo, Cagayan, Misamis Oriental, Negros Oriental, and Agusan del Norte with an over 70% health care utilization rate.
Cagayan was almost at critical level with an 84% health care utilization rate.
Negros Oriental and Agusan del Norte, it noted, witnessed a significant rise at 62% and 35%, respectively, in new COVID-19 cases.
OCTA also sounded the alarm on seven other local government unitsCagayan de Oro City, Iloilo City, Butuan, Dumaguete, Tuguegarao, Tacloban, and Cotabato Cityas their bed occupancy rate was over 70%.
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Meanwhile, the same report showed that the country’s average number of new cases fell by 3% to 6,430. The reproduction number also stood at 1.02.

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