OCTA: Metro Manila ‘very low risk’ for Covid-19

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MANILA – The OCTA Research Group said Friday that the National Capital Region (NCR) is now classified as very low risk for the coronavirus.

NCR’s data for the week of November 26 to December 2 was compared to last year’s data for the same week, according to OCTA Research Group Fellow Dr. Guido David on Twitter.

The average number of new cases each day in the region is now 138 — 278 infections lower than last year’s report.

Meanwhile, this year’s reproduction number is 0.36, compared to 0.94 last year.

For the recent week, the daily attack rate per 100,000 people is 0.97, compared to 2.94 last year.

The NCR is able to conduct more tests for Covid-19 from November 26 to December 2 at 18,875 compared to the same period last year at 18,189.

As for the healthcare system, the region logged a 21 percent Covid-19 hospital bed occupancy rate with 1,791 beds used — 17 percent lower than last year’s rate with a total of 2,305 beds occupied.

The number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds occupied this year is 341 compared to 323 last year.

This year’s ICU bed occupancy rate is 27 percent, compared to 47 percent last year, since the government has expanded the number of ICU beds over time since the pandemic hit the country in the first quarter of 2020.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.