Since the number of cases in Cavite is rapidly declining, the OCTA Research Group noted on Thursday that the province may now be considered low risk for COVID-19.
According to OCTA Research Fellow Dr. Guido David, Cavite recorded an average of 429 daily new cases from October 8 to 14, which is comparatively lower than previous records.
Our assessment of risk levels in the major metro areas in the country (based on Covidactnow). Cebu City, Cavite are low risk. NCR, Davao, Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal at moderate risk. @dzbb @cnnphilippines @DZAR1026 @dzrhnews @NewsRmn @News5PH @allangatus @dwiz882 pic.twitter.com/sus4opi8Yq— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) October 14, 2021
This means that the province’s reproduction rate is decreasing as its infection rate has dropped to 0.56.
The average daily attack rate (ADAR) – or the number of new cases over a two-week period, divided by the population of the province – is now at 9.96.
For more than a month, Cavite recorded more than 1,000 daily cases, hitting a peak of 1,935 on August 30.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the area ramped up to 97.34 percent, while the mortality rate remained below one percent.
Despite the progress, the province remains under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from October 16 to the end of the month.
Aside from Cavite, Cebu City may also be considered low risk for COVID-19, as per the research team, while other hotspot areas such as Metro Manila, Davao City, Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, Pampanga, and Rizal are at moderate risk.