Spread of Covid-19 slows – OCTA 

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Residents line up to receive free vegetables and hot champorado in a community pantry set up by the Manila Police District Station 3 in Sta. Cruz Manila on April 24, 2021. PHOTO BY MICHELLE ALQUINTO

THE spread of the new coronavirus disease in the National Capital Region (NCR) has slowed, a team of researchers said on Sunday.

OCTA Research said that the reproduction number (R0) of cases in Metro Manila slowed to 0.93 from April 18 to 24, or an average of 3,841 cases.

The reproduction number indicates how infectious a disease is. The present rate means that each carrier transmits the disease to less than one person.

“The current average is also 30 percent lower than the average of 5,552 during the peak of the surge three weeks ago,” it said.

The positivity rate in NCR also fell to 19 percent from 25 percent.

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