Covid-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila jumps from 4.4% to 6.5%

For comparison, the positivity rate benchmark of the World Health Organization is five percent.

John Eric Mendoza

John Eric Mendoza

Philippine Daily Inquirer



April 11, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate has increased in the previous week, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research reported on Monday.

OCTA research fellow Guido David said the Metro Manila’s positivity rate increased from 4.4 percent on April 1 to 6.5 percent on April 8.

David also noted that positivity rates are also above five percent in Benguet, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Cebu, Davao del Sur, Isabela, Misamis Oriental, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Rizal and South Cotabato.

As of April 4, David has also said that the national positivity rate is at 7.1 percent

Five percent is the positivity rate benchmark of the World Health Organization.

Positivity rate refers to the number of people who test positive every 100 tests.

COVID-19 positivity rate in key cities /areas in the country from April 1 to April 8

.Batangas: 2.4 percent to 2.9 percent
.Metro Manila: 4.4 percent to 6.5 percent
.Benguet 5.5 percent to 6.3 percent
.Bulacan: 1.8 percent to 3 percent
.Camarines Sur: 10.4 percent to 14 percent
.Cavite: 3.6 percent to 9.3 percent
.Cebu: 4.7 percent to 7.7 percent
.Davao del Sur: 7.6 percent to 12.2 percent
.Iloilo: 1.9 percent to 2.5 percent
.Isabela: 6.2 percent to 10.9 percent
.Laguna: 4.6 percent to 4.9 percent
.Misamis Oriental: 27.4 percent to 16.3 percent
.Negros Occidental: 2.8 percent to 7.6 percent
.Palawan: 4.1 percent to 13.6 percent
.Pampanga: 4.8 percent to 3.6 percent
.Pangasinan: 2 percent to 2.7 percent
.Rizal: 5.2 percent to 11.8 percent
.South Cotabato: 8.6 percent to 10.2 percent
.Zamboanga del Sur: 2.2 percent to 4.3 percent

As of Easter Sunday, the Philippines has logged a total of 4,083,678 COVID-19 cases, including 9,493 active cases, 4,007,765 recoveries and 66,420 deaths, according to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracker.

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