The public can monitor the coronavirus situation in the country with the new tracker developed by the Office of the Vice President.
Vice President Leni Robredo launched the COVID data tracker that provides up-to-date information about the outbreak in every city, province and region. The new hub breaks down a specific area’s population, infection rate, testing analysis, contact tracing target, and hospital admission.
The tracker also seeks to keep the public informed but also help local government units in effectively responding to the outbreak in their communities.
“Last Monday, we launched our OVP COVID Data Tracker (bit.ly/OVPCOVIDPHtracker). We have been using this internally but we decided to share it with the public to help us better understand how we are doing in our fight against COVID,” Robredo said in a Facebook post.
“We also hope this will be useful to our LGUs, who have been at the frontlines of our government response, so that they can set their targets and plan their next steps accordingly. During the last several months, the performance of many LGUs is the reason why we remain hopeful,” she said.
The OVP COVID DATA Tracker was made possible with data released by the Department of Health as well as the assistance of experts, according to Robredo.
Robredo also encouraged the public to watch her latest video to help navigate through the data tracker.
She said people can search for their own province/city/municipality to get the data. “This is updated everyday and we are using a 14-day average, as is the prevailing practice,” she said.
“Many of our neighboring countries were able to suppress the virus much earlier because their policies have been shaped by science and the available data. We can also do this by setting the correct targets,” Robredo said.
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