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NCR COVID-19 positivity rate up slightly to 2.4% –OCTA

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) increased slightly to 2.4% on Friday, independent monitoring group OCTA Research said on Sunday.

OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David added that the 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 2.0% on January 26, to 2.4% on January 27.

The positivity rate in the region was at 2.5% on January 20.

“We will monitor this over the next few days to see if the trend continues upward,” David said in a tweet.

The country logged 199 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the active tally down to 10,038.

The NCR remains the region with the most cases in the last 14 days with 858, followed by Calabarzon with 433, Western Visayas with 256, Central Luzon with 216, and Davao Region with 196. — DVM, GMA Integrated News