OCTA Research classifies Cebu City as ‘very low risk’ for Covid transmission


Cebu City is now classified as “very low risk” for Covid-19 transmission as of Tuesday (October 26), the OCTA Research Group said Wednesday.

In its latest report, the group noted that the average daily attack rate (ADAR) in the city is low at 1.72 per 100,000 population.

“Its reproduction number is 0.42, healthcare utilization is 19 percent while testing positivity rate is just 2 percent,” the report read.

Meantime, the NCR (National Capital Region), the provinces of Rizal, Cavite, Bulacan, Batangas, and Davao City are classified as low risk.

NCR’s reproduction number is 0.52 with an ADAR of 6.73 per 100,000 population. Its positivity rate is at 6 percent and its healthcare utilization is at 35 percent.

“Healthcare utilization in Cavite, Bulacan, Batangas, and Davao City were all healthy at less than 60 percent. In Rizal, healthcare utilization was also less than 60 percent, but the intensive care unit occupancy was at a critical level at 94 percent,” the OCTA Group said.

The provinces of Laguna and Pampanga are still classified as moderate risk for Covid-19 because their testing positivity rates are still greater than 10 percent. Overall, the number of cases nationwide continues to drop this month, with only 3,218 new coronavirus cases reported for Wednesday.

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