Metro Manila’s pandemic indicators have mostly improved compared with its 2020 numbers, the OCTA Research Team said on Monday.

Dr. Guido David, a fellow of the research team, said indicators such as average daily cases, reproduction number and positivity rate from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021 were all lower than its numbers in 2020.

David noted that the average number of cases in the capital region was lower by 70 percent over the past week.

Metro Manila also improved its testing, lowered its hospital bed occupancy and saw a dip in Covid-19 daily attack rate over the past week, David said.

Metro Manila has been the country’s priority region for much of its vaccination program.

It has more than nine million fully vaccinated individuals and more than nine million partially vaccinated residents.

The capital region has administered 18,416,481 Covid-19 vaccine doses, the most among Philippine regions. Central Luzon was second with 10.2 million deployed doses. John Ezekiel J. Hirro