Quezon City now at moderate risk for COVID-19

Published October 14, 2021, 1:51 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Quezon City is now under moderate risk for COVID-19 as the number of infections continues to drop, the local government announced on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Based on the latest report of OCTA Research Group, the average new daily cases dropped to 506, which is more than half of the 1,117 cases recorded from Sept. 12 to 18 when the number of infections was at its highest peak.

It added that the reproduction number or the average number of individuals who contract the disease also decreased to 0.64, from 0.91 recorded on Sept. 28 to Oct. 4.

Quezon City’s positivity rate also decreased to 12 percent, five percent lower than the Oct. 3 to Oct. 9 record which is 17 percent.

The average daily attack rate also decreased to 15.89 per 100,000.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said that these developments only show the local government’s effective campaign against the dreaded disease.

She said that the city government will continue to work to maintain the downward trend.

“Despite the good news, we are far from being relaxed. While we are still focused on vaccination, our testing centers, isolation facilities, and hospitals are still accommodating all confirmed and possible cases,” Belmonte said.

“As long as we have cases, our services will continue for all affected QCitizens,” she added. (Aaron Dioquino)