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COVID positivity rate at 10.9%, up to 1,200 cases possible for Friday – Octa

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 09:54 AM November 04, 2022

OCTAResearch / FILE

MANILA, Philippines – The COVID-19 positivity rate in the country is at 10.9%, according to Octa Research fellow Guido David.

On Thursday, David said that up to 1,100 to 1,200 new COVID-19 cases are possible for Friday.

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“[Department of Health] reported 782 new cases, 34 deaths, 1,058 recoveries. 18,392 active cases, 10.9% nationwide positivity rate. 186 cases in [National Capital Region]. Expecting 1100-1200 cases tomorrow,” David said in a Twitter post.

The 10.9% positivity rate is a slight increase from the rates David noted since October 31.

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The nationwide positivity rates according to David are as follows:

  • October 31: 10.3%
  • November 1: 10.4%
  • November 2: 10.6%
  • November 3: 10.9%

This Friday marks the first week since President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. allowed the voluntary use of face masks indoors on October 28 through Executive Order. No. 7.

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