MANILA, Philippines — Barely per week after the federal government issued an order making the carrying of face masks non-obligatory outside, the nation’s COVID-19 positivity price jumped once more to 16.4 p.c — up from simply 13.2 p.c within the earlier week.
In a press release, the Division of Well being (DOH) stated the elevated positivity price has resulted in a reasonable threat classification for some native authorities models (LGUs) within the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR).
DOH nevertheless didn’t but launch which LGUs are beneath reasonable threat now. Nevertheless, it gave assurance to the general public that healthcare utilization remains to be manageable, at simply 50 p.c.
“NCR’s positivity price elevated from 13.2% final…
Carry on studying: Metro Manila COVID-19 positivity rate up again at 16.4 percent — DOH