Nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate at 11.2 percent — Octa research | Inquirer News

Nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate at 11.2 percent — Octa research

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 09:03 PM July 18, 2022
A health worker collects a swab sample from a passenger to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a train station in Quezon City, suburban Manila on January 18, 2022. (Photo by Maria Tan / AFP)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a passenger to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a train station in Quezon City, suburban Manila on January 18, 2022. (Photo by Maria Tan / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate is now at 11.2 percent, Dr. Guido David of the independent COVID-19 monitoring group Octa Research said on Monday.

It was based on the recently-released data by the Department of Health (DOH), which showed 2,285 new infections were reported on Monday, bringing active cases to 20,524.

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“20524 active cases, 11.2% nationwide positivity rate. 911 cases in NCR. Projecting 1500 cases 7.19.22,” said David in a COVID-19 update on Twitter.

The positivity rate is slightly higher than the national rate declared by the DOH on Thursday, which was at 10.6 percent and is double the WHO’s positivity rate benchmark of 5 percent.

David also noted that in Metro Manila, Quezon City reported the most infections with 232, followed by Makati with 123 and Manila with 89.

Octa also reported that Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate had already reached 12.6 percent, while nine other areas have also exceeded 10 percent (ranging from 14 to 27 percent) for their respective positivity rates.

The DOH had also previously warned that daily COVID-19 infections nationwide could reach as high as 17,105 by the end of July, with Metro Manila reaching up to 11,186 average daily cases during the same period.

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