By JOVILAND RITA, GMA News
Published January 19, 2022 9:32am
The one-week COVID-19 growth rate in highly urbanized cities (HUCs) outside of NCR Plus continues to accelerate, OCTA Research said Wednesday.
“While growth rates have slowed in NCR Plus, they are still accelerating in many HUCs outside NCR Plus,” OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said on Twitter.
NCR Plus refers to the National Capital Region and its adjacent provinces.
Based on OCTA’s data, the cities with the highest growth rate from January 12 to 18 were Tacloban with 469%, Cebu with 378%, and Davao with 305%.
The data also showed that Baguio City and the NCR have a severe level of average daily attack rate (ADAR) at 130.56 and 111.47, respectively.
In terms of reproduction number, Tacloban has the highest at 4.59 as of January 15, followed by Cebu City at 4.51 and Baguio City at 4.28.
The reproduction number in NCR was at 2.07.
Reproduction number refers to the number of people infected by one case.
On Tuesday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 28,471 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the country’s total case count to 3,270,758.
The death toll climbed to 52,962 with 34 new fatalities, according to the DOH. The number of active cases is at 284,458. —KBK, GMA News