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Covid-19 is now considered a very low risk’ by QC.

The number of current cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection in Quezon City has dropped to a very low risk level.

In a statement released on Thursday, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte praised the report for revealing the good news over the holidays.

“Because Christmas is only a few days away, this is a wonderful gift for all of us.” “We can confidently celebrate with family and friends with these statistics,” Belmonte remarked.

According to the OCTA Research Group’s most recent report for the week of December 14 to 20, the city’s average Covid-19 daily new cases dropped to 15 from 20 on December 7 to 13.

“Maraming salamat QCitizens sa patuloy ang pag-iingat at pagsunod sa minimal health and safety norms,” the city government wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

The city’s positive rate fell even lower, from 1.10 percent to 0.83 percent, falling short of the World Health Organization’s 5% threshold (WHO).

Meanwhile, the city’s reproduction number (RO), which measures the intensity of viral infection, increased slightly to 0.36 from 0.34 the previous week.

A low RO indicates that every confirmed Covid-19 case has a low risk of infecting or causing a new illness.

The city has 175 current cases, 178,681 recoveries, and 1,625 fatalities as of Wednesday.

Netizens applauded the announcement, which attributed the improvement in the city’s Covid-19 status to the QC government’s successful vaccination program and the city’s citizens’ discipline.

“Talagang malaking bagay ang pagkakaroon natin ng disiplina, patuloy ang pagbaba ng active cases dahil lahat ay sumusunod sa mga health and safety protocol at halos lahat ay bakunado na,” Esperanza Cruz wrote in her post.

During Christmas celebrations and gatherings, Belmonte locals were reminded to follow fundamental health measures.

“We recognize that this is a time for family reunions and other festivities, but we must not become complacent.” We could still be infected, therefore we must take precautions,” Belmonte explained.

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