The COVID-19 positivity rate in Misamis Oriental went up to a “high” of 26.8 percent within one week, data from independent monitoring OCTA Research Group on Monday showed.
The province’s positivity rate—-or the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested—-jumped from a “moderate” 17.1 percent on March 18, to 26.8 percent on March 25, said OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David.
Upticks were also logged in other provinces such as Batangas, Bulacan, Cebu, Davao del Sur, Laguna, and Negros Occidental.
The National Capital Region’s positivity rate remained at 3.2 percent during the same period.
The Philippines on Sunday registered 227 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the active cases to 8,611.
Most cases in the last 14 days were still recorded in the NCR at 657, followed by the Davao region with 311, northern Mindanao with 260, Calabarzon with 249, and Soccsksargen with 179.