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IATF releases July 1 to 15, 2022 Alert Level classification, uses new matrices for Alert Level System

MANILA -- The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Monday, June 27, 2022, approved the recommendations of the sub-Technical Working Group for Data Analytics on the new matrices to be used for the Alert Level System, and on the alert level classification of provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), independent component cities (ICCs), component cities, and municipalities effective July 1, 2022 until July 15, 2022.

The matrix used as basis for the Alert Level System shall be modified as follows: (1) Removal of two-week growth rate in determining case risk classification. Case risk classification shall be based on average daily attack rates and its current thresholds. (2) Total beds utilization rate and its current thresholds are retained as the main metric for health system capacity. (3) Assignment of Alert Level shall be based on the revised cross tabulation of total beds utilization rate and average daily attack rate.

In this connection, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 1 effective July 1, 2022 until July 15, 2022.

National Capital Region - Caloocan City, City of Malabon, City of Navotas, City of Valenzuela, Pateros, City of Pasig, City of Marikina, Taguig City, Quezon City, City of Manila, City of Makati, City of Mandaluyong, City of San Juan, City of Muntinlupa, City of Parañaque, City of Las Piñas, and Pasay City

Cordillera Administrative Region - Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga, and Mountain Province

Region I - Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan

Region II - Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino

Region III- Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales

Region IV-A- Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal

Region IV-B - Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon

Region V - Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon

Region VI - Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City

Region VII - Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor

Region VIII - Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City

Region IX - Zamboanga City

Region X - Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental

Region XI - Davao City and Davao Oriental

Region XII - South Cotabato

Caraga - Butuan City, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, and Agusan Del Sur

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao - Cotabato City


On the other hand, the following component cities and municipalities shall likewise be placed under Alert Level 1 effective July 1, 2022 until July 15, 2022:

Cordillera Administrative Region
Benguet - Buguias and Tublay
Ifugao - Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut


Region IV-A
Quezon - Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong, and Unisan

Region IV-B
Occidental Mindoro - Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, and Rizal
Palawan - Cagayancillo and Culion

Region V
Camarines Norte - Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), San Vicente, and Talisay
Camarines Sur - Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Goa, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando, San Jose, and Tigaon
Masbate - Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), and Mandaon

Region VI
Antique - Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, and Tobias Fornier (Dao)
Negros Occidental - Cadiz City, Candoni, City of Talisay, City of Victorias, Enrique B., Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique, and Valladolid

Region VII
Bohol - Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, and Tagbilaran City (Capital)
Cebu - Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, and Tudela
Negros Oriental - Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), and Zamboanguita

Region VIII
Leyte - Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, and Villaba
Northern Samar - Allen, Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, and Victoria
Samar (Western Samar) - Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, and Zumarraga

Region IX
Zamboanga Del Norte - Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Manukan, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, and Salug
Zamboanga Del Sur - Kumalarang, Labangan, Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, and Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo)
Zamboanga Sibugay - Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Siay, and Tungawan

Region X
Lanao Del Norte - Bacolod, Baroy, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, and Tubod (Capital)

Region XI
Davao De Oro - Mawab, Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), and New Bataan
Davao Del Sur - Padada

Region XII
Cotabato (North Cotabato) - Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), and President Roxas
Sultan Kudarat - City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, and Lebak

Caraga
Dinagat Islands - Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, and Tubajon
Surigao Del Norte - Claver, Dapa, General Luna, Mainit, and Tagana-An

BARMM
Lanao Del Sur - Bumbaran, Ditsaan-Ramain, and Wao
Maguindanao - South Upi and Upi
Tawi-Tawi - Turtle Islands

Meanwhile, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 2 effective July 1, 2022 until July 15, 2022, without prejudice to their respective component cities and municipalities which may be under a different Alert Level classification.

Cordillera Administrative Region - Benguet and Ifugao

Region IV-A - Quezon Province

Region IV-B - Occidental Mindoro and Palawan

Region V - Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate

Region VI - Antique and Negros Occidental

Region VII - Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental

Region VIII - Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)

Region IX - City of Isabela, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay

Region X - Lanao Del Norte

Region XI - Davao De Oro, Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur, and Davao Occidental

Region XII - Cotabato (North Cotabato), General Santos City (Dadiangas), Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat

Caraga - Dinagat Islands and Surigao Del Norte

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao - Basilan, Lanao Del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. (OPS)

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