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COVID-19 situation in QC drops to moderate risk level

Oct 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
Santiago Celario

Santiago Celario

Writer

THE unrelenting efforts by the city government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Quezon City have resulted in considerable decrease in the number of cases, since the peak of the surge one month ago.

In its latest report, the OCTA Research Group said the wave of infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Quezon City continues to decline, parallel to the dropping numbers at the National Capital Region.

The average new daily cases also decreased by 36% to 506 from 793. This is now half of the peak of the last surge from September 12 to 18, which was 1,117 cases.

Meanwhile Quezon City’s reproduction number is now at .64 down from .91 last September 28-October 4 while its positivity rate is at 12% from 17% the prior week.

The average daily attack rate also decreased to 15.89 per 100,000.

Prof. Guido David of OCTA Research said: “The projections based on current trends indicate that the daily new cases in Quezon City could decrease to 200 by the end of October.”

Likewise, OCTA said that based on the risk assessment on covidactnow.org, Quezon City and NCR are now considered moderate risk.

Meanwhile QC Mayor Joy Belmonte welcomed this report as proof of the unrelenting and effective efforts of the city government to mitigate the spread of the virus.

“Despite the good news, we are far from relaxed. While we are still focused on vaccination, our testing centers, isolation facilities, and hospitals are still accommodating all confirmed and possible cases,” Mayor Belmonte said.
“As long as we have cases, our services will continue for all affected QCitizens,” she added.

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