OCTA: Nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate at 1.6%
MANILA, Philippines — The risk of contracting coronavirus in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now at “low” level as the OCTA Research group noted a positivity rate of only 1.6 percent from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11.
Nationwide, OCTA also reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of only 1.6 percent on Saturday. This was recorded after the Department of Health reported 174 new cases and 9,282 active cases.
The NCR still has the most number of COVID-19 cases at 59 as of Saturday, followed by Rizal (9), Cebu (8), Davao del Sur (8), Cavite (7) and Negros Occidental (7).
The nationwide positivity rate on Feb. 9 and 10 was also at 1.6 percent.
“As predicted two weeks ago, NCR improves to low risk as of Feb. 9, 2023,” OCTA Research fellow Guido David tweeted on Wednesday.