The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) increased to 4.4 percent Saturday, based on the latest data from independent monitoring OCTA Research Group.
OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said Monday that NCR’s positivity rate, or the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested, increased from 3.2 percent on March 25 to 4.4 percent on April 1.
The latest data also showed that the positivity rate also increased in the provinces of Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Iloilo, Laguna, Negros Occidental, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Zamboanga del Sur.
Meanwhile, in Misamis Oriental, the positivity rate remains “high” after recording 27.4 percent in the past week.
On the other hand, Isabela and Benguet’s numbers moved from “low” to “moderate” level after registering 6.2 percent (from 2.9%), and 5.5 percent (from 3.3%) positivity rates, respectively.
The Positivity rate in Camarines Sur, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato, meanwhile, is still under the “moderate” category. Willie Casas
The Philippines reported 305 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and the highest active case total in 12 days at 9,080.
Metro Manila posted the highest number of new cases in the past two weeks with 846, followed by the Davao Region with 371, Northern Mindanao with 364, Calabarzon with 270, and Soccsksargen with 168.