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Philippines’ COVID-19 cases, reproduction number slowly going down

OCTA Research said the reproduction number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippine capital is now down to 0.57

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines and its reproduction number have been slowly going down in the past days.

The health department on Monday, October 18, said it logged 6,943 new coronavirus infections, bringing the Philippines’ overall tally to 2,727,286.

The number of active cases were significantly down by 12,809 from the 81,641 on Sunday and is now at 68,832 or 2.5% of the total cases.




Meanwhile, independent OCTA Research said the reproduction number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippine capital is now down to 0.57.

Based on the group’s COVID update releasedon Sunday, the reproduction number dropped from 0.58 on Sunday to 0.57 on Monday.

Metro Manila logged 1,159 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the lowest since July 28, the research group said.

From October 10 to 16, the National Capital Region average of new COVID-19 cases dropped from 1,681 to 1,448.

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The one-week growth rate stood at -17 percent.

The average daily attack rate, or the number of new daily cases per 100,000 decreased from 11.87 to 10.23. ADAR pertains to the number of new daily cases per 100,000.

The health department, however, reminded the public to remain vigilant against COVID-19, especially after people were noted to have flocked to public spaces over the weekend.

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