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.
“In the meantime, we need to continue best practices in order to bring cases down further,” said David.
NCR daily growth rate decreased to negative 4%, while the reproduction number dipped to 2.37. NCR still at very high risk. We need to continue to be vigilant until NCR becomes moderate risk again. @dzbb @allangatus @ali_sotto @DZAR1026 @dzrhnews @News5PH @NewsRmn @dwiz882 pic.twitter.com/M6G7Uuh6og
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) January 17, 2022
Earlier, the Department of Health reported 37,070 new infections, bringing total active cases to 290,938.