Metro Manila’s daily COVID-19 growth rate drops to 2% — Octa Research
MANILA, Philippines —The National Capital Region’s (NCR) daily COVID-19 growth rate dropped to two percent, independent analytics group Octa Research said on Sunday.
Octa Research fellow Guido David said that the decrease could be attributed to either peaking cases or reaching the limits of testing capacity.
“As a result, the growth rate of the 7-day average was 2%, compared to 3% from the previous day,” he said on Twitter.
NCR daily growth rate just 2%. The NCR could be close to the peak in new cases, or the NCR has reached its limits in testing capacity. @dzbb @dzrhnews @allangatus @News5PH @DZAR1026 @NewsRmn @dwiz882 @dzme_1530khz @EagleNews @ABSCBNNews @sofiatomacruz @PhilstarNews @haydeesampang pic.twitter.com/qkSPVvyf6eFEATURED STORIES
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) January 16, 2022
“The decrease in growth rate could have two possibilities: the trend of new cases in the NCR is close to the peak, or new cases in the NCR are limited by the testing capacity, i.e. the volume of testing is not sufficient given the number of new cases,” David further explained.
If the decreased growth rate is caused by limited testing, however, he region “will see the number of new cases continue to hover around the same level, until the downward trend happens.”
David on Saturday noted that the COVID-19 daily growth rate in Metro Manila is steadily declining.
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