OCTA: Cebu City now ‘very low risk’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is now ‘very low risk’ for COVID-19, the latest report from the OCTA Research Group said. OCTA, in its National COVID Update report dated October 27, classified the city as ‘very…

Why pick on OCTA?

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 09/10/2021

The House committee on good government and public accountability acts like a modern-day Inquisition in pillorying OCTA Research on suspicion of tending to create public panic, conflict of interest, occult funding, lack of qualification, and loquaciousness. Committee…

EOC: COVID outbreak in Cebu City indeed improving

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials agreed with the findings from OCTA Research that the COVID-19 outbreak here is starting to improve. But with the city’s Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status extended until September 7, they…

Probing OCTA

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/08/2021

I’m trying to comprehend the rationale for the resolution filed last week by members of the House of Representatives, seeking to probe “in aid of legislation” the credentials, affiliations, and activities of a group of academics collectively…

OCTA urges Cebu gov’t to contemplate stricter quarantine

Catherine Gonzales 07/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The provincial government of Cebu should contemplate imposing a stricter quarantine as it sees “exploding” COVID-19 cases possibly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, OCTA Research said Wednesday. “Ang Cebu, kailangan magcontemplate ng…

Davao City leads list of LGUs with most new cases of COVID — OCTA

Zacarian Sarao 06/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in Mindanao and the Visayas continue to rise as Davao City leads the list of local government units (LGUs) with the most number of new infection cases from June 13 to June…

OCTA: More data, work needed to decide whether or not to drop face shield policy

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More data and more work are still needed whether or not the government can already do away with the mandatory face shield policy, the Octa research group said Friday, saying they still have no…

COVID-19 cases in PH may rise to 8,000 daily by end of March – OCTA member

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may record up to 8,000 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) daily by the end of March if the current trend continues, a member of the OCTA Research team said Sunday. OCTA…

OCTA sees link between COVID-19 variants and spike of cases in Pasay

Cathrine Gonzales 03/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A research group monitoring the trends of Covid-19 in the Philippines believed that the increase of coronavirus cases in Pasay City is linked to the SARS-CoV-2 variants that were first detected in the United…

DOH-7 says Cebu City hospitals still far from being overwhelmed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Hospitals here are nowhere near being overwhelmed, as far as the regional health office is concerned. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) disagreed with projections from the OCTA Research Group that in the…

Grand disarray

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/24/2020

The Philippines last week became the lone country in the world to mandate the use of face shields, supposedly to help temper the dreaded surge in COVID-19 cases after the Christmas and New Year holidays, when friends…

18 LGUs classified as COVID-19 high-risk areas — OCTA Research

Cathrine Gonzales 10/27/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Eighteen local government units (LGUs) in the country have been classified as “high-risk” areas due to high daily case load, attack rate, or high hospitalization occupancy, the OCTA Research, a group of experts…

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