OCTA: NCR Covid-19 positivity rate increases to 9.2%

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MANILA – According to the OCTA Research Group, the weekly positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the National Capital Region (NCR) spiked to 9.2 percent as of November 22.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, OCTA Research Group fellow Guido David said the number marks a 1.8 percent increase from 7.4 percent as of November 15.

“Unless these trends do not progress, we could be seeing the start of another wave of infections in NCR, similar to what we saw in June,” he said.

The Department of Health logged 703 new Covid-19 cases as of November 23, bringing the overall tally to 4,028,187 with 17,049 active cases.

The overall positivity rate in the country is 11.4 percent.

The areas with the highest number of new Covid-19 cases include the NCR with 167 more infections; Tarlac with 44; Cavite with 33; Cebu with 33; Iloilo with 30; and Laguna with 25.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Rontgene Solante earlier reminded the public not to be complacent about observing the public health protocols, such as wearing face masks, getting vaccinated, and receiving booster doses as the community transmission remains in the country.

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.