Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps from 3.9% to 5.9% — OCTA
MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila has jumped to 5.9%, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research Group said Monday.
OCTA fellow Guido David said the positivity rate of the metropolis increased to 5.9% as of June 25 from 3.9% as of June 19.
Positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested for the virus.
“WHO (World Health Organization) recommends testing positivity rate less than 5%,” David said in a Twitter post.
Positivity rates in select regions. NCR Positivity rate is up to 5.9% as of June 25, 2022. WHO recommends testing positivity rate less than 5%. @dzbb @DZAR1026 @NewsRmn @dzrhnews @allangatus @News5PH @ali_sotto @dwiz882 @ManilaTimesNEWS @ANCALERTS @dzme_1530khz @RMMendozaMT pic.twitter.com/8JaZtsq0EJ
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) June 26, 2022
On June 22, David said Metro Manila has already breached the WHO benchmark.
In his post, David showed that the positivity rate in Rizal province jumped to 11.9% from 6.3%.
Laguna and South Cotabato posted 7.5% and 7.4% positivity rates from 3.1% and 6.3%, respectively.
Cavite, meanwhile, recorded a 6% positivity rate from 3.6%.
Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Cebu, Iloilo, and Pampanga also recorded a spike in their COVID-19 positivity rates, according to OCTA.
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