COVID positivity rates in 7 areas now at ‘high level’ – Octa Research
MANILA, Philippines — The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate in seven provinces across the country has “increased to high levels,” independent pandemic monitor Octa Research Group said Monday.
Octa fellow Dr. Guido David, in a tweet, said the positivity rate as of October 22 hiked in Cagayan, Iloilo, Isabela, La Union, Misamis Oriental, Pangasinan, and Tarlac in comparison with its records last October 15.
He further detailed that these provinces posted the following increases in their positivity rates:
- Cagayan – 7.7 to 13.6 percent
- Iloilo – 13.6 to 15.2 percent
- Isabela – 12.1 to 20.7 percent
- La Union – 13.2 to 20.9 percent
- Misamis Oriental – 18.4 to 23.2 percent
- Pangasinan – 14.4 to 15.6 percent
- Tarlac – 41.6 to 50.6 percent
Meanwhile, David said the COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila dropped from 14.9 percent to 12.3 percent, while that in the Calabarzon provinces (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) have similarly dipped.
Covid 7-day positivity rates as of Oct 22 2022 compared with Oct 15. Decreased in NCR (from 14.9% to 12.3%) and CALABARZON. Increased to high levels in Cagayan, Iloilo, Isabela, La Union, Misamis Oriental, Pangasinan, Tarlac. #COVID19 #Covid @dzbb @DZAR1026 @dzrhnews @News5PH pic.twitter.com/MtkZ0FzZaX
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) October 24, 2022
The Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,585 new COVID-19 infections in the country. From these new cases, 465 were from Metro Manila.
Marcos’ first 100 days: Fighting COVID without a DOH chief
Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate dips to 17.3%
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.