OCTA Research: Covid cases in NCR down by 30% in past week

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March 22 2021 Cavite police guard the boundary of Cavite--Manila along coastal road on the first day of a GCQ bubble, in an attempt to contain Covid19 cases within the NCR and stop it from spreading to nearby provinces. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The average daily new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Metro Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR) decreased by 30 percent over the past week, OCTA Research reported Saturday.

From May 9 to May 14, the research group said the average number of new cases per day was 1,644.

The reproduction number or the average number of secondary infections from a single case in the National Capital Region also dropped to 0.57 while the positivity rate is down at 12 percent.

In the previous OCTA Research report dated May 9, Metro Manila had a 0.67 reproduction number and 14 percent positivity rate.

The average daily attack rate (ADAR) in the entire NCR also decreased to 11.91 per 100,000.

The lowest ADAR was recorded in Navotas, Malabon, Manila, and Caloocan with below 10 per 100,000, now placing the areas under “moderate risk”.

The following are the ADAR in Metro Manila cities and municipality: Navotas– 5.99; Malabon– 7.40; Manila– 8.33; Caloocan– 9.89; Taguig– 10.20; Muntinlupa– 10.54; Pasay– 10.96; Parañaque– 11.76; Marikina– 12.22; Quezon City– 12.64; Valenzuela– 13.08; Las Pinas– 13.15; Makati– 16.32; Pasig– 17.28; Mandaluyong– 19.32; San Juan– 23.66; and Pateros– 32.35.

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