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  • OCTA flags surge of COVID-19 cases in NCR, estimates total in PH to hit 665k by end March

    OCTA flags surge of COVID-19 cases in NCR, estimates total in PH to hit 665k by end March

    MANILA - The OCTA Group on Monday said it is seeing a continued increase in COVID-19 cases in some parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), which may push the country's total to 665,000 by the end of the month. This as the country finally started...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 9:01PM
  • Efficient vaccination needed amid surge in COVID-19 cases —OCTA

    Efficient vaccination needed amid surge in COVID-19 cases —OCTA

    The OCTA Research group called for an efficient deployment of vaccines in the next two weeks to ensure health workers are inoculated as it noted "significant positive growth" in fresh COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR). Based on its...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 8:26PM
  • OCTA projects 2,500 daily COVID-19 cases in NCR by end-March

    OCTA projects 2,500 daily COVID-19 cases in NCR by end-March

    OCTA Research on Saturday projected that Metro Manila could see 2,500 or more daily COVID-19 cases if the spread of the novel coronavirus was not curbed in the region. At the Laging Handa public briefing, Dr. Guido David of the OCTA Research Team...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 3:19PM
  • OCTA: Spread of new variants possible factor in rising COVID-19 cases in NCR

    OCTA: Spread of new variants possible factor in rising COVID-19 cases in NCR

    MANILA - The OCTA Research Group said Saturday the spread of new COVID-19 variants may be a factor in the surge of cases in Metro Manila. In a public press briefing Saturday, OCTA research fellow Guido David said the rate of infection is faster than...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 27 February 2021, 2:18PM
  • Uniform travel protocols for all LGUs concerning, OCTA Research says

    Uniform travel protocols for all LGUs concerning, OCTA Research says

    The OCTA Research group on Saturday said the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to approve the uniform travel protocols for local government units is "concerning," as some areas...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 1:52PM
  • NCR's daily new COVID cases to continue upward trend in short term —OCTA Research

    NCR's daily new COVID cases to continue upward trend in short term —OCTA Research

    The upward trend in Metro Manila's new COVID-19 cases is expected to continue though localized lockdowns may have helped slow it down, OCTA Research said in its latest bulletin. In its February 25 report, the independent research group said that...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 6:45AM
  • 46% of adult Filipinos still unwilling to get vaccinated vs COVID-19

    46% of adult Filipinos still unwilling to get vaccinated vs COVID-19

    While the Philippines awaits the arrival of coronavirus vaccines necessary to tame the pandemic, a survey of the Octa Research Group showed a great number of Filipinos are still unwilling to have themselves vaccinated against the disease. The...

    RapplerRappler • 25 February 2021, 9:27AM
  • Only 19 percent of adult Filipinos willing to be vaccinated vs COVID-19: survey

    Only 19 percent of adult Filipinos willing to be vaccinated vs COVID-19: survey

    MANILA - Only 19 percent of adult Filipinos, or only 1 out of 5 adults in the country, are willing to be inoculated against COVID-19, a recent survey by OCTA Research showed. The survey also showed that nearly half of adult Filipinos, or 46 percent,...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 25 February 2021, 4:28AM
  • 46% of adult Filipinos unwilling to get COVID-19 vaccine; only 19% willing

    46% of adult Filipinos unwilling to get COVID-19 vaccine; only 19% willing

    MANILA, Philippines - Only 19 percent of adult Filipinos are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and 46 percent are unwilling even if a safe and effective vaccine is available. This is the finding of a survey done by OCTA Research, a group of...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 12:58AM
  • Only 2 out of 10 Pinoys want to be vaccinated vs. COVID-19 —OCTA poll

    Only 2 out of 10 Pinoys want to be vaccinated vs. COVID-19 —OCTA poll

    Majority of adult Filipinos do not want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the results of a nationwide survey conducted by OCTA Research group showed Wednesday. According to Sandra Aguinaldo's report on "24 Oras," the...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 8:59PM
  • OCTA Research: Waiving negative COVID-19 test requirement for tourists is problematic

    OCTA Research: Waiving negative COVID-19 test requirement for tourists is problematic

    Waiving a negative COVID-19 test requirement for tourists seeking entry to province or city is problematic, Dr. Butch Ong of the OCTA Research said Tuesday. Ong was responding to a query on OCTA Research's take on Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia not...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 3:05PM
  • Octa research group still advocates Covid-19 testing on tourists

    Octa research group still advocates Covid-19 testing on tourists

    MANILA, Philippines - The Octa research team on Tuesday said it is still advocating for Covid-19 testing for local travelers to curb the spread of the deadly respiratory disease. Dr. Butch Ong of the research group made this remark after Cebu...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 1:20PM
  • OCTA Research welcomes MGCQ deferment sans COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    OCTA Research welcomes MGCQ deferment sans COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    The OCTA Research group has welcomed the deferment of the country's transition to eased modified general community quarantine, saying it is needed to bring down the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Dr. Butch Ong of OCTA Research Group was...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 12:44PM
  • Duterte's decision not to ease quarantine measures 'timely, responsive' -- OCTA

    Duterte's decision not to ease quarantine measures 'timely, responsive' -- OCTA

    MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte's decision not to ease the country's quarantine status without the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is a "timely" and "responsive" move, an independent research group said Tuesday. Dr. Butch Ong of the OCTA...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 12:42PM
  • Sara, Grace, Pacquiao top OCTA presidential poll

    Sara, Grace, Pacquiao top OCTA presidential poll

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte topped the survey conducted by OCTA Research on the Filipinos' preference for next president, according to Ian Cruz's report on "24 Oras" reported on Monday. Coming in second choice was Senator Grace Poe followed by...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 22 February 2021, 7:51PM
  • New COVID-19 cases in Pasay triple in 3 days, NCR infections up by almost half: OCTA

    New COVID-19 cases in Pasay triple in 3 days, NCR infections up by almost half: OCTA

    MANILA - COVID-19 cases in Pasay City more than tripled from Thursday to Saturday compared to the previous 7-day average, a research group said on Sunday. The OCTA Research Team also said the average number of new COVID-19 cases in the National...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 21 February 2021, 9:48PM
  • Upward trend in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila as PH tally tops 561,000

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila as PH tally tops 561,000

    The National Capital Region (NCR) is seeing an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases, said the Octa Research Group in its latest report on Sunday, February 21. Octa said the trend in Metro Manila "has now changed to an upward trend as the region has...

    RapplerRappler • 21 February 2021, 6:05PM
  • OCTA team sees upward trend in NCR COVID-19 cases amid gov’t call for shift to MGCQ

    OCTA team sees upward trend in NCR COVID-19 cases amid gov’t call for shift to MGCQ

    The OCTA Research Team on Sunday said the level trend in Metro Manila has changed to an upward trend as some local government units in the capital region registered an increase in new COVID-19 cases. In its February 21 report, the research team said...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 21 February 2021, 5:10PM
  • Researchers see slight upward trend in Metro Manila COVID-19 cases

    Researchers see slight upward trend in Metro Manila COVID-19 cases

    The daily COVID-19 case reports by the Health Department indicated a slight upward trend in the National Capital Region (NCR), the OCTA Research Team said Saturday. In its February 20 report, the research team said that while the overall trend in...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 20 February 2021, 8:24PM
  • Experts see slight upward trend in Metro Manila COVID-19 cases

    Experts see slight upward trend in Metro Manila COVID-19 cases

    There is a slight upward trend in the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila based on the numbers reported by the Department of Health (DOH) since January this year, the Octa Research Group said in its report published Saturday, February 20. This...

    RapplerRappler • 20 February 2021, 2:33PM
  • OCTA Group recommends gradual easing of NCR quarantine, warns of surge under MGCQ

    OCTA Group recommends gradual easing of NCR quarantine, warns of surge under MGCQ

    MANILA - The OCTA Research Group on Saturday said a more gradual approach to easing quarantine restrictions is needed to prevent a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, as authorities eyed a shift to the lowest restriction level. OCTA...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 20 February 2021, 11:41AM
  • Octa warns COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila could hit 2,400 per day if it shifts to MGCQ

    Octa warns COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila could hit 2,400 per day if it shifts to MGCQ

    Experts studying the coronavirus outbreak in Metro Manila warned that COVID-19 cases in virus epicenter Metro Manila could reach 2,400 per day should the government place it under the least strict quarantine mode. In a report published on Wednesday,...

    RapplerRappler • 18 February 2021, 8:42AM
  • Cebu City, other cities in Cebu province remain COVID-19 hotspots, research group says

    Cebu City, other cities in Cebu province remain COVID-19 hotspots, research group says

    MANILA - The OCTA Research Group on Wednesday said Cebu City, as well as other cities in Cebu province, are still COVID-19 hotspots with increasing new cases. In its latest report, OCTA Research said Cebu City had the most number of new cases daily...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 18 February 2021, 2:18AM
  • OCTA warns of surge in COVID-19 cases if NCR shifts to MGCQ

    OCTA warns of surge in COVID-19 cases if NCR shifts to MGCQ

    The OCTA Research Team on Wednesday warned of a surge in COVID-19 cases if President Rodrigo Duterte approved the National Economic Development Authority's proposal to place the whole Philippines under the least stringent modified general community...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 17 February 2021, 11:38PM
  • Placing entire Philippines under MGCQ, a costly risk —OCTA Research

    Placing entire Philippines under MGCQ, a costly risk —OCTA Research

    The government could be taking a costly risk if the entire Philippines would be placed under the least stringent modified general community quarantine, Dr. Guido David of the OCTA Research Team said Wednesday. In an interview on Saksi sa Dobol B,...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 17 February 2021, 12:15PM
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