MANILA, Philippines — Seven provinces posted high COVID-19 growth rates while Metro Manila’s dropped further, independent analytics group OCTA Research reported on Monday.
OCTA Research fellow Guido David said that the seven provinces, Mountain Province, Ilocos Norte, Davao del Sur, Apayao, Iloilo, Ifugao, and Cebu have more than 100 percent one-week growth rate.
The following are the growth rates of the said provinces:
Mountain Province - 226 percent
Ilocos Norte - 108 percent
Davao del Sur - 302 percent
Apayao - 234 percent
Iloilo - 139 percent
Ifugao - 307 percent
Cebu - 177 percent
Meanwhile, Metro Manila’s growth rate further decreased from -42 percent on January 22 to -50 percent as of this day.
Aside from Metro Manila, the provinces of Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan also registered the following negative growth rates:
Cavite - -16 percent
Rizal - -41 percent
Bulacan - -41 percent
OCTA also reported that Benguet is the only province that has over 100 average daily attack rate (ADAR) at 101.48.
ADAR is the average number of new COVID-19 infections per 100,000 persons.gsg