COVID-19 cases in NCR decreases, infections in regions increases

The number of recorded cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the National Capital Region (NCR) is declining.

According to the data, the positivity rate is only 7 percent, just slightly above the World Health Organization benchmark of 5 percent.

The average daily rate in the area will also reach 758 percent.

Meanwhile, Malabon, Navotas, Caloocan, Marikina, Manila, and Quezon City are considered moderate to low risk with less than 5 percent average daily attack rate.

If this continues, good things can be expected in the coming weeks.

But it comes with adherence to health protocols.

“Kung magtuloy-tuloy ito, I can see in 1-2 months posibleng maabot natin ang pre-surge level. Basta dapat ganon pa rin tayo in terms of natin in NCR, dapat tuloy-tuloy lang at hindi pa rin puwedeng maging kampante,” sadi ABS-CBN News Data Analytics Head Edson Guido.

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COVID-19 cases in NCR decreases, infections in regions increases

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) is monitoring the number of people with COVID-19 in Davao City and other regions.

As many as 482 new cases were recorded on Thursday afternoon. This is the first time the number of those with COVID-19 in the city has risen to more than 300, and the largest number in a day since the COVID-19 began.

The average daily cases are also high in areas of concern such as Bacolod, Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro, and Dumaguete. In those areas, Bacolod is not yet considered high-risk.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, on the other hand, admitted that compared to last month, the number of cases has increased significantly so they continue to support the city.

“Nagbibigay tayo ng additional manpower, budget, helping in emergency hiring. We are working closely with them because we’d like to preserve the capacity of SPMC (Southern Philippines Medical Center) because it serves halos lahat ng regions in Mindanao,” said Vergeire.

SPMC is considered the COVID-19 referral hospital of the Davao Region.

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