The Philippines’ COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 1.8 percent on Friday, according to the independent monitoring group OCTA Research.
OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David cited a report by the Department of Health (DOH) saying there were 156 new COVID cases on Friday, 14 deaths, 179 recoveries, and 9,626 active cases nationwide.
The NCR had the most number of new cases at 53.
David said 100 to 150 new COVID cases nationwide were expected on Saturday.
January’s nationwide COVID positivity rate was placed at 5.7 percent.
As of Friday, the country’s COVID count was at 4,073,706, while the active infections increased to 9,626.
The DOH earlier reported that regions with the most cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region with 688, Calabarzon with 335, Western Visayas with 221, Davao Region with 208, and Central Luzon with 160.