The National Capital Region (NCR)’s Covid-19 positivity rate is down to 2.3% on Saturday after it posted an increase the day before.

According to OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David, NCR’s positivity rate “dipped back” to 2.3% on January 28, after it posted a slight uptick to 2.4% on January 27. 

The region’s positivity rate was at  2.0% on January 26, and 2.5% on January 20.

“For now, it looks like the spike is just a one off. Hopefully, the positivity rate continues to trend downward,” he said in a tweet.

The Department of Health (DOH), on the other hand, said that the policy on symptomatic testing is one of the factors influencing the positivity rate.

  — Ronald Espartinez