COVID bed occupancy rate in Olongapo stays low
OLONGAPO CITY — The hospital bed utilization rate in COVID facilities here stayed low as the city was able to sustain a decline in infection rates, according to independent COVID monitoring group Octa Research on Wednesday (Feb. 9).
Citing data from the Department of Health, Octa said the health care utilization rate in the city is currently 42 percent. Olongapo has 106 beds dedicated to COVID patients in four hospitals.
The virus reproduction rate of 0.40 in the city was also considered very low, an indication of a downward trend, Octa said.
But the city’s average daily attack rate (Adar) remained at moderate level after posting 4.29 cases per 100,000 population. Adar is the number of individuals found infected for every 100,000 people.
As of Tuesday (Feb. 8), the city’s active COVID cases dropped to 188 after only five new infections were recorded.
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