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OCTA: NCR ADAR down to 5.5, reproduction number at 0.22

The COVID-19 average daily attack rate (ADAR) in the National Capital Region (NCR) has dropped to 5.5 following the decrease of cases in the country, OCTA Research said on Friday.

Citing data from the Department of Health, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David said 486 new COVID-19 infections were recorded in the region on Friday.

David said the seven-day ADAR in Metro Manila is at 5.5, down from 6.5 the previous day. The reproduction number is down to 0.22.

“486 new cases in the NCR today. The trends are still in line with the Jan 24 projections. The 7-day ADAR is at 5.5 while the reproduction number is down to 0.22,” he said.

ADAR pertains to the incidence showing the average number of new cases in a period per 100,000 people.

He earlier reported that the ADAR in NCR is at 6.55 per 100,000 population while the positivity rate is at 8.8%.

The NCR was classified by OCTA as low risk for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

However, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday said NCR remained at moderate risk with an ADAR of 12.22 and a two-week negative growth rate.

The Philippines on Friday logged 3,788 new COVID-19 cases bringing the nationwide caseload to 3,630,637. —NB, GMA News