OCTA: QC records highest new COVID-19 cases; NCR fresh infections up by 41%

Quezon City reported the highest number of fresh COVID-19 cases in the past few days, independent research group OCTA said Tuesday.

In his official Twitter account, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David shared the group’s latest report which indicated that the city’s new cases went up by 25% from 312 in the period of July 27 to Aug. 2 to 389 in the period of Aug. 3 to Aug. 9.

The city also has an average daily attack rate of 12.22 and intensive care unit (ICU) utilization rate of 78%.

This was followed by Cebu City with 280 new cases in the same period, which was 18% higher than 238 fresh cases recorded from July 27 to Aug. 2.

Following Cebu is Manila with fresh cases rose by 42% from 186 to 265. The area recorded ADAR of 13.73 with ICU utilization rate at 70%.

Makati landed at fourth spot with new cases that climbed to 183 from 154 in the past two weeks. It also has an ADAR of 28.96 with ICU use at 90%.

Davao City was at fifth with new cases decreased by -1% from 173 to 172. It has an ADAR of 9.47 and ICU occupancy rate of 67%.

In Metro Manila, center of the country’s economy, the new cases of the respiratory illness soared to 2,189 during Aug. 3 to Aug. 9 from 1,553 in the past two weeks. The region also reported a 15.67 ADAR and 67% utilization rate of ICU beds.

Meanwhile, the reproduction number in the metropolis is now at 1.79, which means there is continued contagion of the virus.

For the whole Philippines, new infections rose by 23% from 7,195 to 8,850. The country’s ADAR is at 8.14 with 65% occupancy rate for ICU beds.

Rapid increase in provinces

Outside of the metropolis, cases in some local government units in provinces also registered a spike.

In Bacoor, Cavite, new virus cases increased by 86% from 74 to 138.

Meanwhile, in Santa Rosa, Laguna, new cases rose by 44% from 66 to 95 cases.

Malolos, Bulacan also reported an increase from 42 to 73 cases.

The new COVID-19 cases in San Fernando, Pampanga went up from 30 to 51.–AOL, GMA News

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