By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Health officials in the Philippines are cautioning the public about a possible spike in coronavirus cases after the country experienced an onslaught of storms in recent week, with the most recent being Typhoon Ulysses.

National Policy against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government expects a reasonable increase of Covid-19 cases as physical distancing in some evacuation centers might “difficult to be observed” making the virus transmission more possible.

Galvez urged the public not to be complacent and keep safe against the risks of Covid-19 infection.

He said people should not forget to “at least wear a face mask at all times.”

In a situation report, the Department of Health (DOH) reported that majority of its retained hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR) are fully functional and operational after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses.

On Friday, the DOH reported 1,902 new cases, bringing the total count to 406,337.

Cavite reported the highest number of new cases yesterday with 122, followed by Davao City with 113, Quezon City with 84, Bulacan with 81, and Manila with 78.

7,791 deaths have been reported to date.