OCTA: Copy quantity, 1 week progress charge down anew in NCR

The OCTA Analysis Group mentioned the variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) might have already reached its peak primarily based on its reducing copy quantity. 

The area’s copy quantity for Sept. 13 to 19 is 1.14, and its one week progress charge declined by 13% throughout the identical interval. 

Nonetheless, the Division of Well being (DOH) USec. Maria Rosario Vergeire mentioned the rise within the variety of Metro Manila COVID-19 circumstances has not but peaked, and that it might happen towards the top of September or by early October.

Vergeire mentioned the height might have been delayed because of the implementation of group quarantines, enchancment within the Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Therapy, and Reintegration (PDITR) technique, and vaccination rollout. 

“Hindi natin masabi ngayon. ‘Pag tiningnan natin, kailangan pa nating pag-aralang maigi ‘yung datos natin. Patuloy pa ring tumataas ang mga kaso natin sa Nationwide Capital Area, though bumagal ang pagtaas, pero tumataas pa rin siya,” she mentioned.

The nationwide rise in COVID-19 infections had been noticed to be slowing down previously week, with common every day circumstances on Sept. 13 to 19 at 19,963 and 20,950 on Sept. 6 to 12.

Vergeire mentioned circumstances should still proceed to extend within the following weeks because of the greater transmissibility of the Delta variant.

Newest DOH report mentioned 319 extra Delta variant circumstances had been detected within the nation which account for 85% of the sequenced samples. 

“Of the 12,530 samples sequenced assigned with lineage as of September 18, 24.2% of samples had been constructive for the Delta variant. This variant is now the most typical lineage amongst sequenced samples as of the most recent complete genome sequencing run,” Vergeire mentioned.

In the meantime, the DOH noticed a peak within the variety of COVID-19 deaths in mid-August with a every day common of 155 and a month-to-month file of 4,816. The variety of deaths are reportedly growing in Areas 3, 4A, and seven.

“As your variety of circumstances improve, your deaths will improve, kasama yun sa kanyang mga evaluation,” Vergeire mentioned. – Report from Mark Fetalco/AG-rir

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