The daily average number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Metro Manila has dropped 30 percent to 1,644 over the past week, the OCTA Research group said in its report released on Saturday, May 15.
The National Capital Region (NCR) averaged 5,549 cases per day during the peak of the surge from March 29 to April 4.
OCTA’s latest monitoring report showed that the reproduction number in Metro Manila is presently at 0.57, as against the 1.54 at its peak in late March to early April.
Likewise, the COVID-19 positivity rate in the region was down to 12 percent from 25 percent during the surge.
OCTA also noted that the average daily attack rate (ADAR) in NCR is currently below 12 per 100,000 population.
Meanwhile, the ADAR in Navotas, Malabon, Manila, and Caloocan has significantly improved, falling below 10 per 100,000 population.
These cities are now considered “moderate risk” under the Department of Health’s classification, OCTA said.