Metro Manila's 7-day average COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000; lowest since late July -- OCTA


The seven-day average of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Metro Manila decreased to less than 1,000 for the first time since the July 22-28 monitoring period, OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said on Saturday, Oct. 23.

David said Metro Manila averaged 996 cases during the last seven days, down from 1,762 over the previous week.

"This (996 cases) is 43 percent lower than last week's seven-day average of 1,762," he said in a Twitter post.

Moreover, the COVID-19 reproduction number in Metro Manila further dipped to 0.45, while the positivity rate decreased from 10 percent a week ago.

The current average daily attack rate (ADAR) or infection rate is 7.03 per 100,000 per day.

In its COVID-19 report on Friday, Oct. 22, the OCTA Research Team noted that all the 17 local government units in Metro Manila had "low" risk reproduction numbers and health care utilization rates.

All areas also registered "negative" COVID-19 growth rates, which means that the situation in Metro Manila continues to improve.