NCR COVID-19 cases to reach 500-1,000 daily with entry of new variant — OCTA

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THE OCTA Research Group said COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) may reach an average of 500-1.000 cases daily if the new variant enters and spreads in the country.

Based on the group’s estimates, NCR and the entire country remains at a low-risk level for COVID-19 as daily cases recorded daily remain low.

During the Laging Handa briefing in Malacañang, OCTA Fellow Dr. Guido David said that if the people in the NCR will continue to take care and there’s no increase in cases, the average number of cases will remain low like what they are seeing today where only 100 and even below is the average number of COVID-19 cases in the NCR recorded every day.

But David warned that the risk category may change and they cannot guess when the new variant will enter the Philippines, which is believed to be more transmissible.

For now, he said OCTA Research is monitoring the situation in Benguet, Davao Region and Cebu where there was no increase in cases, and is also monitoring Isabela as well wherein there were 12 COVID-19 cases were recorded but not enough to cause fear or worry.

To curb the spread of COVID-19 cases, OCTA Research reminded the public to continue to take care and comply with health protocols, meaning taking the vaccination and the booster shots against. COVID-19.

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