Thu, 20 Jan 2022

MANILA - The National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to see a merrier Christmas as it logs an average of only 105 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases per day from December 1 to 7, the OCTA Research Group said on Wednesday.
In its latest report, the group noted NCR's average daily attack rate was less than one at 0.74 per day for every 100,000 individuals.

"The reproduction number was very low at 0.34 while the test positivity rate was just 1.1 percent," it said.

The NCR and the 11 local government units (LGUs) comprising it are classified as very low risk for Covid-19.

These are the cities of Malabon, Navotas, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Marikina, Manila, Paranaque, Pasay, Las Pinas, Mandaluyong and the municipality of Pateros.

Meantime, Muntinlupa, Makati, Quezon City, Pasig, Taguig, and San Juan are classified low risk for Covid-19 as their health care utilization rate range from 31 to 33 percent; intensive care unit utilization rate, 36 to 67 percent; and ADAR, 1.10 to 1.51.

The research group emphasized the metric they have used are based on and the Department of Health which is not the same metrics used by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. (PNA)

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