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Daily average of COVID-19 cases in QC down to 29 – Octa

/ 05:41 PM December 06, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City averages 29 COVID cases a day, think tank OCTA Research said on Monday.

It said the daily average between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5 represents a -41 percent weekly growth rate, compared to the daily average from the previous week.

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“The current number is the lowest 7-day average in Quezon City since May 20 to 26, 2020,” Octa said in its report.

Meanwhile, Quezon City’s current average daily attack rate is 0.91 per 100,000 individuals, while its reproduction number is 0.32 as of Dec. 2.

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RT-PCR testing positivity rate also decreased to 1.4 percent, which Octa said is within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation of less than 3 percent — which is considered “very low.”

Octa also noted a low health care utilization rate in the city, with hospital bed occupancy at only 35 percent and intensive care unit occupancy at 45 percent.

“Overall, Quezon City is considered a low-risk area using indicators based on DOH (Department of Health) and covidactnow.org,” OCTA said.

Octa added that the city’s goal now is to “sustain the low number of new cases through excellent pandemic management.”

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Meanwhile, the DOH earlier announced that the country is now at minimal risk for COVID-19 while the National Capital Region is at low-risk case classification.

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