Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops from 6.6% to 5.6% | Inquirer News

Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops from 6.6% to 5.6%

/ 02:39 PM June 30, 2023

Sixteen new cases of Omicron XBB.1.16 were detected in Western Visayas, based on the latest biosurveillance report of the DOH on May 22.

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MANILA, Philippines — The weekly COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila dropped from 6.6 percent to 5.6 percent as of June 28, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said on Friday.

“The positivity rate is still decreasing, but the rate of decline has slowed,” David added in a Twitter post.


According to the Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 tracker, as of Thursday, June 29, the Philippines has logged 4,164,360 COVID-19 cases (7,896 active cases), including  4,089,980 recoveries and 66,481 deaths.

Former DOH adviser Dr. Edsel Salvana said the number of cases may still rise depending on factors and reminded the public the pandemic is “here to stay” despite the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as no longer a public health emergency. (Kirsten Segui, trainee)


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