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PH COVID-19 cases drop by 22% – OCTA Research

/ 05:05 AM March 21, 2022
A resident in Vigan in Ilocos Sur gets tested for COVID-19. STORY: PH COVID-19 cases drop by 22%

A resident in Ilocos Sur’s capital city of Vigan gets tested for COVID-19. (Photo from the Vigan City government)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines remained at “very low risk” for another COVID-19 surge, according to the monitoring group OCTA Research.

Citing global data as of March 18, OCTA Research said confirmed COVID-19 cases decreased by 22 percent to an average of 527 daily during that week compared to the previous week.

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The computed average daily attack rate of 0.47 indicated less than one new COVID-19 case detected daily per 100,000 population during the past week.

OCTA Research said 24 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH), pushing the death toll to 58,023 out of 3,673,717 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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On March 15, the DOH said all areas in the country were now at low risk for COVID-19.

As of March 18, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Indonesia are also at very low risk based on the same metrics, OCTA said.

But South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei are experiencing high growth of cases.

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