The decrease in reported COVID-19 cases is due to the temporary closure of some testing laboratories last Sunday, Health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Wednesday.
Vergeire said the decline does not indicate reduced transmission of the virus.
“Ang medyo pagbaba ng kaso is an artificial decline, dahil po nung Linggo, ang hindi operational, non-operational labs total to 36,” Vergeire said during a virtual briefing.
Vergeire said the daily case tally average is still at 10,000 to 11,000.
“Hindi pa rin tayo nakakakita ng pagbaba ng kaso. Nandun pa rin tayo sa average ng 10,000 to 11,000 cases per day. At ito po ay tinitignan natin na pwede pang magtuloy-tuloy sa darating na araw,” she added.