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Families head to parks amid rise in COVID-19 positivity rate

Jam Sta. Rosa, AFP

Posted at Jan 01 2022 05:38 PM

Families spend New Year's Day outdoors

Filipinos visit a park in Quezon City on New Year's Day as health experts warned of a likely surge in COVID-19 cases due to increased mobility and relaxed health protocols. Health authorities on the first day of the year logged a positivity rate of 14.8 percent, the highest since October 9 and way above the benchmark set by the World Health Organization of 5 percent, and recorded 3,617 fresh COVID-19 cases.