OCTA RESEARCH: COVID-19 cases declining

Seven-day average of new cases could decrease to less than 10,000 per day by the next week

The average number of new COVID-19 cases continued to decline across the country over the past week, a member of OCTA Research said.

Citing data from the Department of Health (DOH), OCTA fellow Guido David yesterday said the Philippines recorded an average of 13,552 new cases per day from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, down 23 percent from the average of 17,652 daily cases in the preceding week.

David said the last time the country had a similar seven-day average was from Aug. 14 to 20, when cases were surging due to the Delta variant.

He said the current reproduction number, which indicates the number of individuals a positive person can infect, continued to decrease to 0.77.

“At the current pace, the seven-day average of new cases could decrease to less than 10,000 per day by the next week,” said David.

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