The COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila, also called the National Capital Region (NCR), has increased to three percent as of March 15 from 2.1 percent a week ago, the independent monitoring OCTA Research Group said on Friday.
In a social media post, OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the region’s weekly COVID positivity rate slightly went up to three percent on March 15.
Positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID among the total number of individuals tested.
“Seven-day positivity rate in NCR has been rising. At this time, I expect it to increase further but not to the levels seen in 2022,” David said.
The Department of Health (DOH), logged a total of 261 new COVID cases on Thursday, while the active tally went up to 9,231.
The nationwide caseload is currently 4,078,480, while the number of active cases climbed from 9,068 on Wednesday.