Metro Manila’s daily COVID-19 growth rate dips to -4% – Octa fellow

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 growth rate in Metro Manila dropped further to -4 percent, according to an Octa Research fellow on Twitter Monday.

Dr. Guido David noted that it was the lowest number since Jan. 6 after Metro Manila recently recorded 13,536 new cases of COVID-19.

“The daily growth rate decreased to -4%, i.e. there is now a day to day decrease of 4% (based on the 7-day moving average),” said David.

Meanwhile, the reproduction number also went down to 2.37 from Sunday’s 3.0.

While the number has fallen, David said these trends should still be closely monitored over the next week, as there may still be a backlog of reports.

The figures have fallen, but Dr. Guido David says we should still closely monitor them over the next week as there could be a backlog of reports. Screengrab/Pandesal Forum-Kamuning Bakery Cafe Facebook Live

“In the meantime, we need to continue best practices in order to bring cases down further,” said David.

Earlier, the Department of Health reported 37,070 new infections, bringing total active cases to 290,938.

READ: PH logs 37,070 more COVID-19 cases; over 33K others recover

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