OCTA: NCR Covid-19 positivity rate increases to 12.7%

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MANILA – The OCTA Research Group on Thursday stated that the positivity rate, the number of people testing for Covid-19, in the National Capital Region (NCR) increased to 12.7 percent as of September 7.

According to OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Butch Ong, the figure is a 0.6 percent increase from 12.1 percent positivity rate of NCR as of Sept. 3.

“Siyempre sa increased mobility ng ating mga kababayan sa communities nila ‘no, maaari din dahil siyempre mas marami na ang tao sa labas at pumapasok sa opisina, sa paaralan (Of course, the increased mobility rate of our fellowmen in their communities, because many people are going to offices, schools),” he said.

He added that NCR’s positivity rate, however, is on a downtrend for the last several weeks before it slightly went up.

The country’s positivity rate is 11.6 percent, with 1,750 new cases, 49 deaths, and 2,025 recoveries reported as of September 7.

To date, there are 22,899 active cases.

“So, hinihikayat natin na kahit sa paaralan ay i-maintain pa rin natin ang ating mga precautionary or safety measures against Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] para hindi lalong umakyat ang ating mga numbers (So, we’re encouraging our schools to maintain our precautionary or safety measures against Covid-19 to keep our numbers from going up),” Ong said.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.