MANILA – The country’s 7-day average of daily new coronavirus cases is 5,834 or 11 percent lower compared to the previous week, the latest monitoring report by OCTA Research showed.
In its May 19 report, OCTA noted that new cases reported in most areas within the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble, where the majority of the cases have been reported the previous weeks, are on a downward trend.
As of May 11 to 17, NCR’s average daily attack rate is 9.91 per 100,000 population, which gives the region a moderate risk classification.
The country’s reproduction number over the past week is 0.80 while NCR’s reproduction number is 0.54. The reproduction number is used to describe the number of people who can get the virus from a Covid-19 positive person.
However, a significant increase in the number of new coronavirus cases was seen in the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Iloilo.
New cases in Cagayan de Oro increased by 52 percent with 94 new cases; Davao City increased by 36 percent with 61 new cases and Iloilo City by 99 percent with 58 cases.
Zamboanga still has the highest number of new Covid-19 cases in the past week at 158 cases. (PNA)