The OCTA Research Team on Thursday said Metro Manila’s Covid-19 indicators suggested that the region stayed at “low risk” for the disease despite its increasing number of cases.

Earlier in the week, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David said Metro Manila was projected to go from “low” to “moderate” risk for Covid-19 by next week.

“[Metro Manila] remains at LOW RISK based on our metrics,” David said on Thursday as the region remained under Alert Level 1.

The latest alert level classifications specified Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Pateros, Pasig, Marikina, Taguig, Quezon City, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas and Pasay City as areas under Alert Level 1 until June 30.

The capital region has 1,513 of the country’s 3,462 active Covid-19 cases as of June 16.

Metro Manila has 9.6 million residents fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The hospital facility occupancy rate in the region remains at the “safe” level with nearly 25,000 beds vacant. John Ezekiel J. Hirro