Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate breaches WHO benchmark

by Jun 22, 2022Featured Article, News

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) has already reached five percent, surpassing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) benchmark, independent analytics group Octa Research said on Wednesday.


The WHO earlier recommended a five-percent threshold for COVID-19 positivity rate.

“NCR positivity is 5.5% as of yesterday,” Octa Research fellow Guido David told in a message.

“We are seeing an increase in cases in Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and a few other provinces. It’s becoming a cause for concern, though not cause for alarm yet,” he said on ANC’s Headstart.