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QC reproduction number down to 0.64; Delta cases continue to decline

The COVID-19 reproduction number in Quezon City has decreased to 0.64 from 0.84 in the previous week, the OCTA Research group said Wednesday.

A reproduction number that is below 1 indicates that the transmission of the virus is slowing down.

In a requested report, the group said the wave of the more contagious Delta variant in the city and the National Capital Region also continued to decline.

Meanwhile, the seven-day average in new cases decreased by 36% from 793 to 506.

“Projections based on current trends indicate that daily new cases in Quezon City could decrease to 200 by the end of October,” the report read.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate in the city decreased to 12% from 17%.

Quezon City also recorded an average daily attack rate of 15.89 per 100,000.

“Healthcare utilization in Quezon City continued to decrease to its current level of 67% although ICUs remained above 70%,” it said.

Both the NCR and Quezon City are considered at moderate risk for COVID-19.

OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David previously said that NCR — the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country — is winning against the more infectious Delta variant.

Meanwhile, the Philippines has logged a total of 2,683,372 confirmed COVID-19 cases.—Joahna Lei Casilao/AOL, GMA News