Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity charge spikes to 12.6% — Octa


    FILE PHOTO Medical staff prepare for his or her shift on the Santa Ana Hospital in Manila. COVID-19 circumstances in Metro Manila and close by provinces are steadily rising primarily based on knowledge from the Division of Well being. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity charge in Metro Manila has risen to 12.6% as of July 16, impartial pandemic monitor Octa Analysis Group mentioned Monday.

Octa fellow Dr. Guido David mentioned in a Twitter publish that the capital area’s positivity charge elevated to 12.6% on July 6 from the ten.9% recorded on July 9.

Octa additionally recorded a 35% enhance in Aklan’s positivity charge on July 16, in comparison with July 9 when it was 26.9%.

The positivity charge refers back to the share of people that had been discovered constructive for COVID-19 among the many whole variety of people examined.

Different areas have likewise recorded a rise in positivity charges, with the next areas recording over 10% positivity charge, Guido mentioned:

Batangas – 15.7% from 11.3%

Cavite – 19.8% from 15.9%

Iloilo – 14.2% from 11.2%

Isabela – 14.1% from 10.3%

Laguna – 22.6% from 18.1%

Nueva Ecija – 21% from 14%

Pampanga – 23.1% from 16.4%

Rizal – 18.5% from 16.6%

Tarlac – 27.6% from 16.7%

“Particularly In provinces the place positivity charges are very excessive (above 20%), the general public is strongly suggested to apply vital warning to stop COVID an infection,” Guido wrote in a Twitter publish.

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