‘Very high’ positivity rates seen in 20 provinces — OCTA

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‘Very high’ positivity rates seen in 20 provinces — OCTA

A woman shops at a sidewalk vendor in Quiapo, Manila on August 5, 2022. AFP / Jam Sta. Rosa MANILA, Philippines — Twenty provinces have registered “very high” COVID-19 positivity rates, OCTA Research said Monday. According to OCTA Research fellow Guido David, Albay, Benguet, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, La Union, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon Province had positivity rates above 20% as of August 6. Positivity rates in the provinces of Luzon as of August 6. In the NCR, the PR increased from 15.5% to 17.5%. Very high PR (above 20%) in Albay, Benguet, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, La Union, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, Zambales. #Covid pic.twitter.com/SnzuFyGtsT — Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) August 7, 2022 The provinces of Aklan, Bohol, Capiz and Negros Oriental also recorded “very high” positivity rates. David noted the positivity rate in Capiz—at 64%—was “almost as high as its peak in January 2022.” Positivity rates (PR) in provinces outside Luzon as of August 6. Provinces with very high PR (above 20%) include Aclan, Bohol, Capiz, Negros Oriental, Palawan. The PR in Capiz reached 64%, almost as high as its peak in January Guido David (@iamguidodavid) August 8, 2022 The positivity rate in Metro Manila rose to 17.5% from 15.5%. The positivity rate refers to the percentage of infected people out of all tested. The World Health Organization recommends that the proportion of COVID-19 tests coming back positive should remain below 5% to ensure the spread of the virus is under control. According to the Department of Health, the entire Philippines remained at low risk for the spread of COVID-1 Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the Cordillera Administrative Region were deemed to be moderately risky. The agency reported on Sunday 4,621 additional cases, the fourth consecutive day that the number of new infections exceeded 4,000. There are currently 37,805 active cases of COVID-1 — Home of Katrina CabicoRead More

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