PH COVID-19 weekly growth rate at -32%; still no signs of an increase in cases, says OCTA
The independent research group OCTA still does not see a sustained increase in the number of new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the country recorded a COVID growth rate of -32 percent over the past week.
“I don’t see any increase in cases. Despite the high case numbers yesterday (Sunday November 21), likely due to the backlog, the seven-day average remained at 1,347 with a reproductive number of 0.38 and a one-week growth rate of -32 percent, “OCTA research fellow said Dr. Guido David in a tweet on Monday November 22nd.
David responded to the latest Department of Health (DOH) case bulletin in which the country registered 2,227 new COVID-19 cases.
Five days in a row to Sunday, the country’s daily number of COVID-19 cases was less than 1,500.
David pointed out that the surge in recent case numbers could be due to some lag in data.
On November 5, David said the country could see fewer than 1,000 daily cases by the end of November if the downward trend in cases continues.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to improve, OCTA reminded the public that the downward trend can easily be reversed if people are complacent.
David appealed to the public to continue to adhere to minimum public health protocols to prevent infection flare-ups.
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