THE OCTA Research group said that the daily average of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) rose by about 10 percent.
According to OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David, based on data provided by the Department of Health (DOH) that they analyzed, the 78 daily average of COVID-19 cases recorded from May 24 up to May 30 rose to 86 from May 31 until June 6.
David also pointed to the rise in the reproduction number, which is the number of people infected by one case, in the NCR rose to 1.24 from the previous 1.08.
However, David clarified that the region remains at a low-risk category for COVID-19 but people should still observe the health protocols mandated by the government.
“NCR remained at low risk amidst the uptick in new cases but the public is advised to not be complacent with health protocols,” David said.
Meanwhile, it was also learned from David that the one-week average daily attack rate (ADAR), which is the average number of new cases in a period per 100,000 people, increased from 0.55 to 0.61.
Data also revealed that hospital care utilization, or the occupancy rate of isolation, ward, and intensive care unit beds, including use of mechanical ventilators, dropped to 21 percent from the previous 23 percent.