Metro Manila is at “very low risk” for Covid-19 heading into Christmas, the OCTA Research Team said on Tuesday.

In a report posted by fellow Guido David, OCTA said the region averaged 79 daily cases from Dec. 14 to 20.

The average was the lowest since March 2020.

The reproduction rate of Covid-19 slightly increased in Metro Manila, from 0.39 to 0.48.

OCTA said Metro Manila conducted 18,127 RT-PCR tests over the past week, with a positivity rate of 0.6 percent.

Only Las Piñas and San Juan were at the “low risk” classification, OCTA noted.

Metro Manila has over 9.5 million fully vaccinated individuals. About 9.3 million residents have yet to receive their second Covid-19 vaccine doses.

The region has 1,591 active Covid-19 cases as of Dec. 20. John Ezekiel J. Hirro