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OCTA: NCR COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 7.2%

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) maintained its upward movement in the past week, posting a 7.2% on Saturday, based on data by independent monitoring group OCTA Research on Monday.

OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 in NCR among the total number of individuals tested there slightly went up from 6.5% on April 8, to 7.2% on April 15.

“High” positivity rates were also recorded in three provinces namely: Misamis Oriental (22.7%), Camarines Sur (21.1%), and Rizal (20.2%).

There was also an increase observed in Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Laguna, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Zamboanga del Sur.

The Philippines on Sunday logged 443 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the active tally to 9,569.

NCR remained to be the region with the most new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks with 1,344 cases.

It was followed by Calabarzon with 493, Davao Region with 446, Northern Mindanao with 301, and BARMM with 232. — Giselle Ombay/RSJ, GMA Integrated News