OCTA: Covid-19 cases rising steadily


THE OCTA research group on Monday said that the COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila had been steadily increasing, as it is now recorded at 72% during the past week.

According to OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David the upward trend continued as those 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.

Among the incidences of “high” positivity rates were provinces in Misamis Oriental (22.7%), Camarines Sur (21.1%), and Rizal (20.2%).

They also saw an increase in Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Laguna, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Zamboanga del Sur.

On Sunday, the Philippines recorded 443 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the active tally to 9,569.

The NCR continued with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks with 1,344 cases.

This was followed by Calabarzon with 493, Davao Region with 446, Northern Mindanao with 301, and BARMM with 232.

Catherine R. Cueto

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