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MANILA, Jan 10 (Mabuhay) — The COVID-19 average daily attack rate (ADAR) showed the highest in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Cainta, Rizal in the past week with 59.81% and 55.37% respectively, independent monitoring group OCTA Research said Sunday.

In a tweet, OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David reported that NCR has the most COVID-19 infections from January 2 to 8 averaging at 8,468 new cases.

This was a 785% one-week growth rate as compared to its previous average of 957 new cases from December 26, 2021 to January 1, 2022.

NCR was followed by Cainta which showed a 1,343% one-week growth rate from the previous 14 weekly average of cases to 202 in the recent week.

“ADAR of NCR [and] Cainta at over 50 per day per 100k,” David said.

Attack daily rate pertains to the incidence showing average number of new cases in a period per 100,000 people, he added.

Other local government units (LGUs) with high ADAR were found in Cavite namely General Trias with 32.35%, Imus with 31.74%, and Bacoor with 31.71%.

Meanwhile, in Bulacan, the city of Meycauayan showed an ADAR of 28.45% while Marilao is at 27.59%. San Mateo, Rizal, on the other hand, is at 27.62%.

Antipolo, Dasmariñas, San Jose del Monte, Taytay, Santa Rosa, Rodriguez, San Pedro, Marilao, Santa Maria, Biñan, Malolos, and San Fernando, Pampanga also recorded an increase of COVID-19 infections.

The highest one-week growth rate was found in Calamba, Laguna with 1,750%. The area only reported an average of four average cases from December 26 to January 1. However it went up to 74 average cases from January 2 to 8.

The Philippines on Saturday recorded 26,458 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily tally since the start of pandemic, bringing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 2,936,875.

Metro Manila is currently under Alert Level 3 until January 15.

The government also placed its adjacent provinces Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal under Alert Level 3 from January 3 until January 15, while Laguna is under the same alert level starting January 7 until January 15.

Fourteen more cities and provinces were placed under Alert Level 3 starting January 9 until 15 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Under Alert Level 3, several establishments are allowed to operate at 30% indoor venue capacity only for fully vaccinated individuals, and 50% outdoor venue capacity, provided that all employees are fully vaccinated.(MNS)

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