The positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested.
In a post on Twitter, OCTA Research Group Guido David said that Tarlac, Zambales and Bataan are among the seven provinces in the country with high virus rates.
Tarlac has recorded over 50 percent positivity rate; Zambales 33.6 percent and Bataan with 18.3 percent from October 8 to 11, 2022.
Pampanga’s rate went down from 19.5 percent to 17.3 percent.
Metro Manila’s positivity rate decreased to 15 percent from 17.9 percent.
David said the positivity rate of COVID-19 is very high in Camarines Sur, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, South Cotabato, Tarlac, and Zambales, as of October 11.
Based on the data David provided, at least 12 provinces in the country have seen an increase in their positivity rates.
Leading the list is Tarlac with a positivity rate above 50 percent, or 51.8 percent on October 11 from 34.8 percent on October 8.
Camarines Sur’s positivity rate increased from 37.1 percent to 46.2 percent, while Zambales has 33.6 percent from 20.4 percent.
David also said that three local government units in the country had above 50 percent Covid-19 healthcare utilization (HCUR) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy rates.
On Wednesday, October 12, the Department of Health reported 1,623 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total tally nationwide to 3.97 million, with 63,363 deaths and 3.88 million recoveries.