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7 provinces post high COVID-19 growth rate; declining in Metro Manila — OCTA

/ 08:15 AM January 24, 2022
The recent Swab Cab event launched by the Office of the Vice President in Caloocan showed that many of those who availed of the free COVID-19 tests tested positive for coronavirus. Image from OVP/ Facebook

The Office of the Vice President’s Swab Cab COVID-19 testing drive recently catered to residents of several communities in Caloocan City (Image from VP Leni Robredo / Facebook)

MANILA, Philippines — Seven provinces posted high COVID-19 growth rates while Metro Manila’s dropped further, independent analytics group OCTA Research reported on Monday.

OCTA Research fellow Guido David said that the seven provinces,  Mountain Province, Ilocos Norte, Davao del Sur, Apayao, Iloilo, Ifugao, and Cebu have more than 100 percent one-week growth rate.

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The following are the growth rates of the said provinces:

Mountain Province – 226 percent

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Ilocos Norte – 108 percent

Davao del Sur – 302 percent

Apayao – 234 percent

Iloilo – 139 percent

Ifugao – 307 percent

Cebu – 177 percent

Meanwhile, Metro Manila’s growth rate further decreased from -42 percent on January 22 to -50 percent as of this day.

Aside from Metro Manila, the provinces of Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan also registered the following negative growth rates:

Cavite – -16 percent

Rizal – -41 percent

Bulacan – -41 percent

OCTA also reported that Benguet is the only province that has over 100 average daily attack rate (ADAR) at 101.48.

ADAR is the average number of new COVID-19 infections per 100,000 persons.

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