Covid-19 wave on ‘downward trend’ in Cebu City — OCTA


The Covid-19 infections in Cebu City and the rest of Cebu province have been declining for the past two weeks, following the peak of the wave on July 31, the OCTA Research Group said on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

In an update shared on Twitter, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David said Cebu City averaged 56 Covid-19 cases from Aug. 9 to 15—down from 68 cases over the previous week.

This translates to a one-week growth rate of -17 percent, he added.

The OCTA fellow said Cebu City’s current average daily attack rate is at 5.37 per 100,000 population, which is considered “low.”

The city’s reproduction number also went down to 0.92 on Aug. 13, from 1.03 on Aug. 6.

David added that healthcare utilization for Covid-19 cases was at 33.8 percent, while ICU occupancy was at 42.5 percent, as of Aug. 15.

Likewise, Cebu province’s positivity rate has decreased to 10.9 percent on Aug. 15, from 12.4 percent on Aug. 13.

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