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COVID-19 positivity rate in NCR climbs to 3% — OCTA

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) climbed to 3% as of March 15, according to independent monitoring group OCTA Research on Friday.

In a tweet, OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the region’s weekly COVDI-19 positivity rate increased to 3% on March 15 from 2.1% on March 8.

The positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested.

“7-day positivity rate in NCR has been rising. At this time, I expect it to increase further but not to the levels seen in 2022,” David said.

The Department of Health, meanwhile, recorded 261 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while the active tally went up to 9,231.

The nationwide caseload is currently 4,078,480, while the number of active cases climbed from 9,068 on Wednesday. — Richa Noriega/RSJ, GMA Integrated News