Only 877 new COVID-19 cases logged in Metro Manila, says Octa

Close to 900 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Metro Manila, a fellow of the independent analytics group Octa Research said Sunday.

Citing data from the Department of Health, Octa Research fellow Guido David said that 11 percent or 877 of the 7,689 fresh infections recorded nationwide on February 5 were in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The following is the breakdown of the COVID-19 cases per local government unit in the metropolis:

Quezon City – 171 new cases

Manila – 136 new cases

Makati – 95 new cases

Pasig – 70 new cases

Pasay – 66 new cases

Parañaque – 55 new cases

Taguig – 50 new cases

Las Piñas – 47 new cases

Caloocan – 46 new cases

Mandaluyong – 31 new cases

Marikina – 31 new cases

Valenzuela – 31 new cases

Muntinlupa – 18 new cases

San Juan – 12 new cases

Navotas – 10 new cases

Malabon – 7 new cases

Pateros – 1 new case

According to David, the NCR may see pre-surge numbers by the end of February.

“Actuals are back below [January] 20 projections, which means prospects look good for less than 500 in the NCR by [Valentine’s] Day, and perhaps pre surge numbers by end of February,” he said on Twitter.

Before the surge of COVID-19 infections early this year, daily cases were posted below 1,000 cases in December last year.


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