Covid positivity rates in NCR, 8 areas surpass WHO threshold

The Covid-19 positivity rates in the National Capital Region (NCR) and eight other areas have exceeded the threshold set by the World Health Organization, OCTA Research said on Monday.

OCTA Research fellow Guido David said that the positivity rate in NCR increased to 5.9 percent on June 25 from 3.9 percent on June 18. The WHO recommends that the proportion of Covid-19 tests coming back positive should be below 5 percent to ensure that the spread of the coronavirus is under control.

Other areas with positivity rates that surpassed the WHO threshold are Batangas (from 1.2 percent to 5.6 percent), Cagayan (from 1.9 percent to 5.8 percent), Cavite (from 3.6 percent to 6 percent), Iloilo (from 4.4 percent to 5.7 percent), Laguna (from 3.1 percent to 7.5 percent), Pampanga (from 3.3 percent to 5.9 percent) and South Cotabato (from 6.3 percent to 7.4 percent).

The province of Rizal, on the other hand, recorded the highest positivity rate which jumped from 6.3 percent on June 18 to 11.9 percent on June 25.

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