Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate soars from 7.5% to 11.1% – Octa Research | Inquirer News

Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate soars from 7.5% to 11.1% – Octa Research

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:05 PM November 28, 2022
Metro Manila's COVID-19 positivity rate increased from 7.5% to 11.1% as of November 26, 2022.

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MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate increased from 7.5% to 11.1% within seven days, according to an independent pandemic monitor.

Octa Research Group’s Dr. Guido David said the positivity rate in the country’s capital region jumped to 11.1% as of November 26. It was 7.5% as of November 19.

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Also, Guido noted that positivity rates swelled similarly in other Luzon areas.

“Positivity rates in Luzon as of Nov 26 vs Nov 19. Rising positivity rates in NCR (from 7.5% to 11.1%), Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Kalinga, Pangasinan,” he said in a Twitter post on Sunday, November 27.

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Based on Octa Research’s monitoring, positivity rates from November 19-26 in the following areas are:

  • Benguet – 24.7% to 27%
  • Bulacan – 5.6% to 7.6%
  • Cagayan – 14.4% to 18.2%
  • Ilocos Norte – 4.7% to 7.8%
  • Ilocos Sur – 21.7% to 32.9%
  • Kalinga – 15.9% to 23.7%
  • La Union – 20.7% to 22%
  • Pangasinan – 13.2% to 16.5%

On November 27, the Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracker showed that the number of active cases in the country stood at 18,482 – including the 5,178 active infections in Metro Manila.

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