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NCR COVID positivity rate up slightly to 2.4%

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The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) slightly increased to 2.4 percent on Friday, independent monitoring OCTA Research Group said on Sunday.

OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the NCR’s positivity rate, or the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested, increased from 2 percent on January 26, to 2.4 percent on January 27.

The positivity rate in the region was at 2.5 percent on January 20. “We will monitor this over the next few days to see if the trend continues upward,” David said in a tweet.

The Philippines logged 199 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the active tally down to 10,038.

The NCR remains the region with the most cases in the last 14 days with 858, followed by Calabarzon with 433, Western Visayas with 256, Central Luzon with 216, and Davao Region with 196.

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