COVID-19 cases in Quezon City continue to drop – OCTA

Janvic Mateo - The Philippine Star
COVID-19 cases in Quezon City continue to drop â OCTA
Commuters queue for EDSA Carousel bus at Nepa Q-mart station in Quezon City on Oct. 11, 2021.
The STAR / Michael Varcas, file

MANILA, Philippines — The OCTA Research Group said yesterday the COVID-19 situation in Quezon City continues to improve, with the drop in new infections recorded in recent weeks.

Citing data from the Department of Health, OCTA said Quezon City had posted an average of 506 daily COVID-19 cases from Oct. 6 to 12, down 36 percent from 793 in the preceding week.

Its reproduction number, which indicates the number of persons that a COVID-positive individual can infect, also dropped from 0.84 to 0.64.

“Projections based on current trends indicate that daily COVID-19 cases in Quezon City could decrease to 200 by the end of October,” OCTA said.

While still high, the city’s average daily attack rate of 15.89 daily COVID infections per 100,000 population is down from critical figures recorded at the height of the COVID surge.

Quezon City’s positivity rate, which indicates the number of positive results out of the total COVID tests conducted, went down from 17 percent to 12 percent.

Hospital bed utilization rate is at moderate 67 percent, while intensive care unit utilization rate is at a high 73 percent.

Based on these indicators, OCTA said Quezon City can now be classified as moderate risk.

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