Metro Manila hospitals seen to reach full occupancy by April — OCTA

Christian Deiparine (Philstar.com) – March 21, 2021 – 11:25am MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila hospitals could hit 100% capacity by first week of April if the surge in region is not controlled, the OCTA Research has warned. The independent panel of experts said the projection is based on the reproduction rate of 1.9 in Metro Manila, a rise in daily infections which it described as already “at a critical juncture.” “This indicates that on average, one COVID-19 positive person is infecting nearly two other persons,” OCTA said in its March 20 forecast. “This explosive rise in cases in the capit…

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