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OCTA: Less than 1,900 COVID-19 cases in NCR per day by May 14

/ 02:43 PM May 09, 2021
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(FILE) DISINFECTING A VILLAGE Health workers spray disinfectant as they make their way through Barangay 628 Zone 63 in Santa Mesa district, Manila. —RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — As the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the country continues to decrease, the OCTA Research Group on Sunday said cases per day in the National Capital Region (NCR) are expected to average less than 1,900 by May 14.

In its latest monitoring report, OCTA said the COVID-19 reproduction number is at 0.67 from May 2 to May 8.

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The research group also noted a 61 percent decrease in the average of new daily COVID-19 cases as compared to the peak of surge from March 29 to April 4.

An average of only 2,172 new infections was reported over the past seven days, said the research group.

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OCTA also reported that the positivity rate in the NCR over the past week was 14 percent from an average of 23,100 tests per day.

Meanwhile, hospital bed occupancy in the NCR for COVID-19 already decreased to 50 percent.

Intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy for COVID-19 cases, on the other hand, also decreased to 822, with a utilization rate at 67 percent — now below the critical level of 70 percent.

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