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Several Luzon LGUs log over 1,000% COVID-19 growth rates — Octa Research

/ 12:39 PM January 09, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Several local government units (LGUs) recorded over 1,000-percent COVID-19 growth rates, independent pandemic monitor Octa Research said on Sunday.

Octa Research on Twitter released a list of LGUs in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) with most number of new COVID-19 cases from January 2 to 8.

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Metro Manila topped the list, followed by Bacoor City in Cavite and Antipolo in Rizal.

The following are the LGUs with most number of new cases during the past week, based on Octa’s list:

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National Capital Region – 8,468 new cases

Bacoor City – 218 new cases

Antipolo – 211 new cases

Cainta – 202 new cases

Dasmariñas – 152 new cases

Imus City – 150 new cases

San Jose del Monte – 142 new cases

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General Trias – 119 new cases

Taytay – 87 new cases

Santa Rosa – 86 new cases

Rodriguez – 79 new cases

San Mateo – 79 new cases

San Pedro – 75 new cases

Calamba – 74 new cases

Marilao – 69 new cases

Meycauayan – 67 new cases

Santa Maria, Bulacan – 59 new cases

Biñan – 58 new cases

Malolos – 52 new cases

San Fernando, Pampanga – 51 new cases

Of the 20 areas, 15 recorded over 1,000-percent growth rates.

Calamba had the highest growth rate with 1,750 percent, followed by Malolos with 1,633 percent, and San Fernando, Pampanga with 1,600 percent.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila has the highest average daily attack rate (ADAR) at 59.81. Cainta trailed the capital region with 55.37, while General Trias had a 32.35 ADAR.

ADAR refers to the average number of new cases per 100,000 people.

The country logged 26,458 new COVID-19 infections on January 8, driving the overall case count to 2,936,875. Active cases stand at 102,017.

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