MANILA – The positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the National Capital Region (NCR) further decreased to 5 percent as of Jan. 10.
The region’s positivity rate a week ago, on Jan. 3, was 7.9 percent.
"The last time the positivity rate was below 5% was on Jun 22, 2022 at the outset of three Covid waves in NCR," OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said over Twitter on Thursday.
While positivity rates decreased in most regions in the country, it increased in Isabela from 35.1 to 62.3 percent; Oriental Mindoro from 16.3 percent to 38.5 percent; and Palawan from 22.6 percent to 25.3 percent.
As of Jan. 11, the top five areas with the most number of cases include NCR with 168 cases, and the provinces of Negros Occidental with 25; Rizal with 21; Palawan with 19; Cavite with 17; and Laguna with 17. (PNA)