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MANILA – Metro Manila will still be under Alert Level 1 until July 15, Malacañang announced Tuesday.

Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said this comes after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) updated the 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.

The new matrix will remove the two-week growth rate in determining case risk classification. Case risk classification will be based on average daily attack rates and their current thresholds.

However, the IATF retained the total bed utilization rate and its current thresholds as the main metric for health system capacity.

The assignment of alert level will be based on the revised cross-tabulation of total bed utilization rate and average daily attack rate.

Aside from Metro Manila, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs will also be under Alert Level 1 until July 15:

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

-- Region 1 - Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan

-- Region 2 - Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino

-- Region 3- Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales

-- Region 4-A- Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal

-- Region 4-B - Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon

-- Region 5 - Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon

-- Region 6 - Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City

-- Region 7 - Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor

-- Region 8 - Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City

-- Region 9 - Zamboanga City

-- Region 10 - Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental

-- Region 11 - Davao City and Davao Oriental

-- Region 12 - South Cotabato

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

-- Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BARMM) in Muslim Mindanao - Cotabato City

The following component cities and municipalities will likewise be placed under Alert Level 1 from July 1 to July 15:

Cordillera Administrative Region:

-- Benguet - Buguias and Tublay

-- Ifugao - Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut

Region 4-A

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

Region 4-B

-- Occidental Mindoro - Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, and Rizal

-- Palawan - Cagayancillo and Culion

Region 5

-- 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 6

-- 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 7

-- 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 8

-- 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 9

-- 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 10

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

Region 11

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

Region 12

-- 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

A total of 85 of 121 provinces, HUCs and ICCs and 166 of 744 other component cities and municipalities will be under Alert Level 1 from July 1 to July 15, according to Malacañang.

Meanwhile, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 2 from July 1 to July 15 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 4-A - Quezon Province
-- Region 4-B - Occidental Mindoro and Palawan
-- Region 5 - Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate
-- Region 6 - Antique and Negros Occidental
-- Region 7 - Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
-- Region 8 - Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)
-- Region 9 - City of Isabela, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay
-- Region 10 - Lanao Del Norte
-- Region 11 - Davao De Oro, Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur, and Davao Occidental
-- Region 12 - Cotabato (North Cotabato), General Santos City (Dadiangas), Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat
-- Caraga - Dinagat Islands and Surigao Del Norte
-- BARMM - Basilan, Lanao Del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi

(PNA)