Quezon City now at low-risk for COVID-19 transmission – Octa Research
MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City is now at low risk for COVID-19 transmission after the city’s positivity rate decreased to 17.3 percent, said Octa Research fellow Guido David on Wednesday.
According to David, Quezon City’s positivity rate for COVID-19 infections went down to 17.3 percent, as of June 6, from the previous week’s 22.2 percent.
“Quezon City improved to low risk as of June 6, 2023, as daily cases decreased for the third straight week,” he explained through data posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the city’s hospital occupancy decreased to 33 percent from 35 percent.
On Monday, David said that Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 16.8 percent as of June 3, with positivity rates also decreasing in most of Luzon.
The nationwide positivity rate is at 17.2 percent, as of June 6, slightly lower than the previous day’s 17.8 percent.
Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire previously explained that increases and decreases in infections are expected due to the lower number of tests conducted and the country’s increased mobility.
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