Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate breaches WHO benchmark

FILE A group of shoppers troop to Baclaran to make last-minute shopping. Screenshot from Radyo Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) has already reached five percent, surpassing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) benchmark, independent analytics group Octa Research said on Wednesday.

The WHO earlier recommended a five-percent threshold for COVID-19 positivity rate.

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