The seven-day positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) soared to 18.8% as of May 1, according to independent monitoring group OCTA Research.
In a tweet, OCTA research fellow Dr. Guido David said the positivity rate in the capital region increased to 18.8% from the 11.7% reported on April 24.
Positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested.
Data from the Department of Health shows that 843 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country on Tuesday, bringing the total nationwide tally to 4,095,468. The active infections were at 7,037.
NCR reported the largest number of new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks with 3,569. It was followed by Calabarzon with 1,666, Central Luzon with 502, Western Visayas with 451, and Davao Region with 422. — Sundy Locus/BM, GMA Integrated News