The OCTA Research Team on Monday reported that the seven-day Covid-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila increased to 4.4 percent.

OCTA fellow Guido David, in a tweet, said the positivity rate in Metro Manila rose from 3.2 percent on March 25 to 4.4 percent on April 1.

The OCTA report also revealed that the positivity rate had risen in several provinces, including Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Iloilo, Laguna, Negros Occidental, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Zamboanga del Sur.

In a separate tweet, Guido said the positivity-rate uptick should not be viewed as a cause for concern.

“Right now I don’t see it as a big concern even if it goes to 10 percent,” he said,

Metro Manila has 2,565 active Covid-19 cases as of Apr. 2. John Ezekiel J. Hirro