October 28, 2021

Cebu City is a very low risk’ location for Covid-19, according to the OCTA

According to the OCTA Research Group, Cebu City is currently rated as “extremely low risk” for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of October 26.

According to the group’s most recent study, the city’s average daily attack rate (ADAR) is low, at 1.72 per 100,000 people.

The research stated, “Its reproduction number is 0.42, healthcare utilization is 19 percent, and testing positivity rate is only 2%.”

Meanwhile, the National Capital Region (NCR), as well as the provinces of Rizal, Cavite, Bulacan, Batangas, and Davao City, are considered low-risk areas.

With an ADAR of 6.73 per 100,000 inhabitants, NCR has a reproduction number of 0.52. It has a positivity rate of 6% and a healthcare usage rate of 35%.

“Healthcare usage was less than 60% in Cavite, Bulacan, Batangas, and Davao City. “Healthcare usage in Rizal was likewise less than 60%, but intensive care unit occupancy was at a critical level of 94 percent,” according to the OCTA Group.

Because their testing positivity rates are still greater than 10%, the provinces of Laguna and Pampanga are still categorized as moderate risk for Covid-19. Overall, the number of new coronavirus cases continues to decline this month, with only 3,218 new cases recorded for October 27.

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