By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Metro Manila, or National Capital Region (NCR) area is on the decline, according to health officials.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the region is reporting a 28 percent decrease in cases from the past week.
For the period of September 27 to October 3, the average daily reported cases in the NCR is 3,121. The week prior, the average daily reported cases for the week of September 20 to 26 is 4,320.
Nationally, cases are down also. For the period of September 27 to October 3, the average daily reported cases nationwide are 14,705 — 3,060 cases lower than the 17,765 reported infections for the period of September 20 to 26.
Concerning vaccinations, 75 percent of the NCR’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated and is expected to reach 84 percent next month, according to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr.
By December, he said about 92 percent of NCR’s population is expected to be fully vaccinated.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Philippines has reported 2,593,399 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 38,768 deaths.