OCTA Research said Metro Manila’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) positivity rate has dropped to five percent, the first time since July. 

“The positivity rate [which measures the proportion of people who test positive using RT-PCR] in the NCR decreased to 5% for the first time since July 14, 2021. A positivity rate of 5 percent or less is an acceptable positivity rate according to WHO [World Health Organization],” OCTA Research fellow Guido David posted on Twitter.

“Based on our guidelines, the NCR now has a low positivity rate, a low reproduction number (0.55), a low healthcare utilization rate (less than 60%), and a moderate ADAR [average daily attack rate] of 6.75 per day per 100,000,” he added.


From October 19 to 25, NCR’s average positivity rate was reported at six percent, according to OCTA. 

Currently, there are 9,893 active Covid-19 infections in Metro Manila, completing the 50,630 active cases in the whole Philippines, according to the Department of Health tracker as of Friday. Ronald Espartinez