COVID-19 positivity rate in NCR drops to 23.7% — OCTA GMA News Online
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Published May 27, 2023 5:19pm
The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) dropped to 23.7% as of May 24, according to independent monitoring group OCTA Research. OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the NCR’s seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate went down to 23.7% on May 24 from 26% on May 17. The positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested. David said the hospital occupancy rate in Metro Manila slightly increased to 28.6% from 28.1%, while the intensive care unit occupancy rate decreased from 24.5% to 23% in the same period.
The Department of Health reported 2,001 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the active tally went down to 16,314. This came after five straight days in which fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported. The new cases brought the nationwide caseload to 4,135,645. — VBL, GMA Integrated News