NCR now ‘low risk’ for COVID infections

November 1, 2021 People's Tonight 63 views

THE OCTA Research Group on Monday reported that all local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) are now classified as low risk for COVID-19 infection based on metrics.

Although some LGUs had a one-week growth rate, all 16 cities and one town had reproduction numbers less than 0.9 percent.

“This means all LGUs in the NCR are on a downward trend,” the group said in its latest report.

Navotas City is classified “very low risk” based on all indicators — average daily attack rate (ADAR), 1.48 percent; reproduction number, 0.27; healthcare utilization, 20; and intensive care unit utilization, zero.

The positivity rate in NCR decreased to 5 percent, reproduction number was low at 0.53, and healthcare utilization was similarly low at 30 percent.

The region’s ADAR likewise fell to 5.72 percent per 100,000 people and the seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases decreased by 14 percent to 810. Philippine News Agency