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Increase in cases and positive rate in NCR: DOH

In the last week, the Department of Health (DOH) reported a rise in cases and positive rates in the National Capital Region (NCR).

In an online media conference, Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire of the Department of Health (DOH) stated that the NCR had seen a positive rise in cases in the previous week, with a rate of 49 percent.

“In the last week, daily cases in the NCR increased by 38 cases, or 49 percent, from the previous week, now averaging 115 cases per day,” Vergeire stated.

The average daily reported cases in the NCR were 77 from December 13 to December 19.

According to the most recent DOH statistics, the majority of locations in the region had positive one-week growth rates (OWGR), with five showing positive OWGRs and two-week growth rates.

For the period of December 13 to 26, the cities of San Juan, Las Pias, Manila, and Makati are classified as moderately at risk for Covid-19, with a moving average daily attack rate ranging from 1.01 to 2.86.

In the meanwhile, all of the region’s Covid-19 beds and critical care unit (ICU) beds are at low risk of being used.

“The NCR has seen an uptick in the last week compared to the week before. “The NCR is presently at 1.5 percent, up from.70 percent in the preceding weeks,” Vergeire stated.

Since mid-September, total Covid-19 bed utilization in the NCR has been falling, with a modest spike in the last week.

In comparison to the numbers at the beginning of July, the total number of beds has climbed by 99 percent, but the number of occupied beds has decreased by 1,707 percent.

Furthermore, compared to the numbers at the beginning of July, the number of ICU beds climbed by 117 or 10%, while their occupancy decreased by 192 or 43%.

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