OCTA: COVID-19 cases decreasing in NCR, Calabarzon

A member of independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research noted a downward trend of new COVID-19 infections in virus epicenter Metro Manila and Calabarzon.

Daily COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Calabarzon are on a downward trend, according to OCTA Research. 

In a tweet, OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said indicators show Rizal can now be classified as moderate risk for COVID-19 while NCR, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Quezon remain at high risk.

According to David, the one-week growth rate recorded in Metro Manila dropped to -67 percent, Batangas to -41 percent, Cavite and Laguna to -48 percent, Quezon to -18 percent, and Rizal to -61 percent. 

Moreover, NCR’s reproduction rate has also declined to 0.52 percent. In Calabarzon, Quezon has the highest reproduction rate at 1.35 followed by Batangas at 1.01, Laguna at 0.95, Cavite at 0.89, and Rizal at 0.69.

The OCTA Research used indicators that are different from that of the Department of Health as the private think tank based its metrics on US nonprofit COVID Act Now. 

The Philippines on Friday listed 18,638 additional COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s total to 3,511,491, of which 231,658 are active.

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