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.

OCTA RESEARCH: Granular lockdowns to send Covid-19 pandemic out of control

The country’s efforts at halting spread of COVID-19 could be affected badly by .the proposed granular lockdowns in Metro Manila, a concerned OCTA Reasearch said on Monday.

“We’re concerned that if this does not work, at a point when we’re actually seeing that the curve might plateau soon in two to three weeks, there’s a chance that we might lose effective control of the pandemic and it will become much worse than it is,” Octa research fellow Dr. Guido David said in an interview on ANC.

“We’re not saying it will happen but we’re saying that — you know, based on history — there’s a significant chance that it may happen,” David added.

He noted that granular lockdowns could work in a smaller scale setup and not in areas where there is a surge in cases.

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