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Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate up at 9.8%, says OCTA Research

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:37 AM July 07, 2022
The photo shows an illustration of SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 and OCTA Research says the coronavirus disease positivity rate in Metro Manila has hit 9.8 percent

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MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila has hit 9.8 percent, independent pandemic monitor Octa Research said.

According to Octa fellow Dr. Guido David, Metro Manila’s positivity rate rose to 9.8% from 8.3% last Saturday.

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Other areas have likewise recorded an increase in positivity rates, he also said.

Guido further said Wednesday that positivity rate has reached more than 10 percent in the following areas:

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  • Antique – 20.6% from 17.1%
  • Batangas – 10.7% from 7.3%
  • Cavite – 13.2 % from 11.7%
  • Iloilo – 10.1% from 7.2%
  • Laguna – 17.3% from 10.3%
  • Pampanga – 15% from 9.1%
  • Rizal – 16.5% from 11.3%

The positivity rate refers to the percentage of people found positive for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, among the total number of individuals tested.

On Tuesday, the Department of Health said that the COVID-19 positivity rate in the country is at 6.8 percent with six regions registering a positivity rate of more than 5 percent.

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