The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) dropped to 23.7% as of May 24, according to independent monitoring group OCTA Research.
OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the NCR’s seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate went down to 23.7% on May 24 from 26% on May 17.
The positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested.
David said the hospital occupancy rate in Metro Manila slightly increased to 28.6% from 28.1%, while the intensive care unit occupancy rate decreased from 24.5% to 23% in the same period.
The Department of Health reported 2,001 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the active tally went down to 16,314.
This came after five straight days in which fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported.
The new cases brought the nationwide caseload to 4,135,645. — VBL, GMA Integrated News