The COVID-19 reproduction number in the National Capital Region went down to 0.61 for the week of October 2 to 8, OCTA Research said on Saturday.
This is lower than the 0.83 reproduction number for September 25 to October 1.
The 0.61 reproduction number is considered low risk.
Reproduction number is defined by the World Health Organization as the average number of people infected by one person in a susceptible population. In 2020, the basic reproduction rate of COVID-19 was estimated by the WHO as between 2 and 4. —KG, GMA News
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