MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila’s COVID-19 reproduction number is now at 0.99, signaling a downward trend of cases in the capital region, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said Thursday.
“R = 0.99 in NCR (National Capital Region). This means the trend is now downward,” OCTA Research senior fellow Guido David said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.
On Wednesday, David said the reproduction number in the capital region was at 1.03.
Reproduction number is the average number of individuals being infected by a positive case. The research group earlier said the ideal reproduction number is below one.
OCTA Research earlier observed a decrease in the reproduction number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and noted a possible “end game” of the highly transmissible Delta variant in the Philippines.
Metro Manila now has 41,569 active COVID-19 cases, based on the tracker of the Department of Health. Nationwide, the number of active cases of the disease was 162,580.
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