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Philippines’ COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 3.3% –OCTA

The nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate slightly decreased to 3.3% on Saturday, independent monitoring group OCTA Research said on Sunday.

OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said their data showed that the Philippines’ positivity rate — or the percentage of people found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested — dipped from 3.4% on March 17, to 3.3% on March 18.

The Department of Health (DOH) registered 169 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which brought the active caseload down to 9,270.

The National Capital Region (NCR) remains the region with the most cases in the last 14 days with 548.

The Davao Region followed with 283, Calabarzon with 227, Soccsksargen with 182, and Northern Mindanao with 158.

With this trend, OCTA projected that 150 to 200 new COVID-19 infections would be recorded nationwide on Sunday. — DVM, GMA Integrated News