The spread rate of the coronavirus in Manila dropped to 1.16 in three weeks
April 17 The University of the Philippines OCTA Research Research Research Group released the latest outbreak monitoring report on April 16, the Philippine capital, Metro Manila area of all levels of “seal city” three weeks of effective. The rate of transmission of the new coronavirus fell to 1.16 in the week from 9 to 15 April, down from 1.61 during the first implementation of Enhanced Community Segregation (ECQ) from 29 March to 4 April.
The rate of transmission is used to describe the number of people infected from patients who have tested positive for coronavirus. If the number is less than 1, the pandemic curve flattens, and a number above 1 means that the virus is spreading.
OctA Research reported an average of 5,085 new confirmed cases per day in Metro Manila from April 9 to 15, a weekly growth rate of -0.4 percent, AFP reported.
Over the past seven days, metro Manila has conducted an average of 28,000 coronavirus tests a day, with a positive test rate of 24 percent, up from 25 percent the previous week, the report said.
OCTA Research said that despite the slowdown in the spread of the new coronavirus, there will continue to be a large number of new cases of coronavirus in the region and “medical needs will not ease any time soon.” “People must continue to strictly adhere to existing health guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus in the region,” the statement stressed. ”
Philippines launched the Universal Immunization Programme on March 1st, as the hard-hit metro Manila area in an orderly manner for health care workers, elderly people over 60 years of age, patients with basic diseases to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
On April 16, the Manila municipal government launched a home-to-home vaccination service to vaccinate bedridden people.
According to statistics of the Philippine Ministry of Health on the 16th, the country confirmed 10,726 cases on the same day, a total of 914,971 confirmed cases, active cases of 193,476 cases;