COVID-19 cases in NCR further drop – OCTA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) — The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Metro Manila continued to decline, the OCTA Research said.

OCTA Research fellow Guido David said Tuesday that the positivity rate in the region fell to 21.2% as of May 28, lower than the 25.2% recorded last May 21.

Reproduction number also dipped to 0.97 as of May 26, he added.

However, OCTA saw a jump in hospital occupancy in the region, from 28.8% to 29.1% on May 28.

Positivity rates in most of Luzon also “remained high,” David added in a separate post on Monday, with Oriental Mindoro posting 55.6% last May 27.

The following provinces, meanwhile, recorded a decrease in their positivity rates: Batangas, Bulacan, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, Laguna, Rizal, and Zambales.

The Department of Health on Monday said the Philippines logged a 6% decline in its COVID-19 cases covering the period of May 22 to 28, with 11,667 people catching the virus last week.