‘Very high’ COVID-19 positivity rate in 15 Luzon provinces — OCTA

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MANILA, Philippines — “Very high” COVID-19 positivity rates were noted in 15 provinces in Luzon over the past week, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said Monday.

David, in a tweet, said that as of August 6, 2022,  positivity rates in the provinces of Albay, Benguet, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, La Union, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, Zambales are deemed to be “very high”.

According to data shared by David, the highest recorded was in Camarines Sur at 48.7 percent followed by Isabela (47.6 percent), Tarlac (41.9 percent), Nueva Ecija (38.4 percent), Pampanga (35 percent), and Laguna (33.2 percent).

Cagayan registered a 30.5 percent positivity rate, followed by La Union  (29.4 percent),  Zambales (28.6 percent), Albay (28.2 percent),  Quezon (25.1 percent), Pangasinan (25 percent), Benguet (22 percent), Cavite (21.1 percent) and Rizal (18.8 percent)

Meanwhile, David also reported that the positivity rate in Metro Manila also increased from 15.5 percent on August 30 to 17.5 percent as of August 6.