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NCR COVID-19 positivity rate dips further to 2.4% — OCTA

The National Capital Region’s (NCR) seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate further dropped to 2.4% on January 21, data by independent monitoring group OCTA Research showed Monday.

OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David said NCR’s positivity rate — or the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested — decreased from 3.7% on January 14, to 2.4% on January 21.

More provinces in Luzon also recorded a positivity rate below the 5% threshold including Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Cavite, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, and Zambales.

Pangasinan recorded the lowest of them all at 1.4%, down from the previous week’s 3.9%.

A big decline was also observed in Isabela from 50.2% to 10.7%, and in Oriental Mindoro from 20.5% to 9.1%.

There was, however, a slight increase in positivity rate seen in Batangas, Cagayan, Pampanga, and Zambales.

The Philippines on Sunday recorded 399 new COVID-19 infections, with 10,587 active cases.

NCR still reported the highest number of new cases in the last 14 days with 1,297, followed by Calabarzon with 628, and Central Luzon with 301.—Giselle Ombay/AOL, GMA Integrated News