COVID-19 cases decline in 9 Metro Manila cities — OCTA
MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases are declining in nine cities in Metro Manila, independent analytics group OCTA Research reported on Sunday.
Citing data from the Department of Health, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said that of the 1,712 cases logged nationwide on Sunday, 369 were from the National Capital Region.
The nine cities that saw a decline in its daily tally on Sunday were:
Quezon City – from 67 to 45 new cases
Parañaque – from 41 to 28 new cases
Makati – from 39 to 33 new cases
Taguig – from 26 to 22 new cases
Pasay – from 23 to 20 new cases
Las Piñas – from 29 to 18 new cases
Caloocan – from 22 to 17 new cases
Navotas – from 2 to 1 new case
San Juan – from 7 to 1 new case
369 new cases in the NCR Feb 20, 2022. This is still within range of projections although the negative growth rate has slowed down to -33%. Rt = 0.21 @docbenjisays @DrMichaelTee @dzbb @allangatus @DZAR1026 @dzrhnews @News5PH @dwiz882 @ali_sotto @NewsRmn pic.twitter.com/Ntxu6Cg7mA
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) February 20, 2022
Meanwhile, the following local governments registered an increase in its daily tally:
Manila – from 74 to 100 new cases
Pasig – from 32 to 37 new cases
Mandaluyong – from 9 to 13 new cases
Valenzuela – from 4 to 10 new cases
Muntinlupa – from 6 to 8 new cases
Marikina – from 4 to 6 new cases
Pateros – from 0 to 2 new cases
Malabon, on the other hand, had the same number of new cases on February 19 and 20 at seven.
According to David, Metro Manila’s COVID growth rate slowed down to -33 percent from -38 percent recorded on February 19.
The reproduction number, meanwhile, is at 0.21, slightly higher than February 19’s 0.20.
The ideal reproduction rate is less than one to indicate lesser COVID-19 transmission, health experts say.
Currently, Metro Manila is at low risk for COVID-19, OCTA Research earlier said.
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