Research group flags 4 LGUs as “high risk” as mobility increased coronavirus transmission

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Four local governments have been labeled as “high risk” by the OCTA Research Group for the period December 1-7 as increased mobility led to a rise in COVID-19 cases as well as high hospital occupancy. 

These LGUs are Makati City in the National Capital Region, Mankayan and Baguio City in Benguet, and Davao City in Davao del Sur.

“We are concerned that these LGUs may experience high hospital burden in the coming weeks that may stress their health care systems and overwhelm their medical front-liners,” the group’s report read. 

The group noted that gradual rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila may be caused by increased mobility at the start the month.

Davao City topped the list of LGUs with the most new COVID-19 cases per day at 104 cases for the period of December 1-7. Its hospital occupancy is at 64%, which is below the critical threshold of 70 percent set by the health department

Other LGUs with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per day during the same period include Quezon City (80), Manila (48), Pasig (37), Makati (36) and Baguio City (32). 

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