‘Very high’ COVID-19 positivity rate in 5 Visayas provinces — OCTA

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “Very high” COVID-19 positivity rates were observed in five provinces in the Visayas  as of July 30, OCTA Research fellow Guido David reported Monday. David said “very high” positivity rates were recorded in Capiz, Aklan,…

Cebu City hopes for Alert Level 2, now under ‘moderate risk’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is hoping for an Alert Level 2 quarantine status now that the city has been placed under moderate risk for COVID-19, according to independent research organization, OCTA. OCTA Research has placed…

DOH logs 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for 2nd straight day

Tina G. Santos 02/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, reported 3,651 new COVID-19 cases, the second straight day the tally stood at the 3,000 mark. The DOH case bulletin said Western Visayas had…

COVID-19 risk level improves in Bacolod, Cebu, Mandaue – OCTA Research

Cathrine Gonzales 02/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 risk levels in the cities of Bacolod, Cebu, and Mandaue have improved to high risk from the previous very high-risk status, independent analytics group OCTA Research said Friday, February 4, 2022. Based on…

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…

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