COVID-19 positivity rate up in Metro Manila, 14 provinces — OCTA
MANILA, Philippines — The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate increased in Metro Manila and 14 other provinces from March 25 to April 1, the independent analytics group OCTA Research said on Monday.
“In the National Capital Region (NCR), it increased from 3.2 percent to 4.4 percent,” OCTA fellow Guido David said in a social media post.
Despite the increased rate, it is still below five percent, which is the World Health Organization’s threshold for containment of the coronavirus.
David said the nationwide positivity rate stands at 4.9 percent.
Aside from NCR, David said the positivity rate in the following provinces likewise rose over the same period:
- Batangas – 1.9 to 2.4 percent
- Benguet – 3.3 to 5.5 percent
- Bulacan – 1.6 to 1.8 percent
- Camarines Sur – 10.1 to 10.4 percent
- Cavite – 2.4 to 3.6 percent
- Cebu – 2.8 to 4.7 percent
- Davao del Sur – 5.9 to 7.7 percent
- Iloilo – 0.7 to 1.9 percent
- Isabela – 2.9 to 6.2 percent
- Laguna – 3 to 4.7 percent
- Negros Occidental – 2.3 to 2.8 percent
- Pampanga – 2.0 to 4.8 percent
- Pangasinan – 1.8 to 2 percent
- Zamboanga del Sur – 0.7 to 2.2 percent
“It increased to or remained at moderate in Benguet, Camarines Sur, Davao del Sur and Isabela,” David said.
The positivity rate in South Cotabato also decreased from 9.3 to 8.6 percent – also within the moderate level, he added.
David noted that while the positivity rate in Misamis Oriental inched down from 27.5 to 27.4 percent, it is still deemed high.
7-day positivity rates in many PH provinces have increased as of April 1 2023. In NCR it increased from 3.2% to 4.4%. It remained high in Misamis Oriental at 27.4%. It increased to or remained at MODERATE in Benguet, Camarines Sur, Davao del Sur, Isabela. #COVID19 #covid @dzbb pic.twitter.com/JffL9xI1b0
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) April 3, 2023
In the Philippines, there are 9,080 active COVID-19 cases with 305 fresh infections recorded on Sunday.
A total of 107 new cases were logged in Metro Manila, and 25 from Misamis Oriental.
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