NCR COVID19 update and the data for 11.19.2021

While the cases are slightly up today, it is to be expected as we plateau between 1,000-1,500 new daily cases.

The Health Agency announces 1,485 new cases and with less recoveries, the active cases remain in the 23,000 mark. This is based on over 43,000 tests done last November 17 with a 3.5% positivity rate.

Additional 277 deaths were reported today.

NCR accounted for close to 30% of the total share of COVID-19 cases in the country today with 416 new cases. It had more cases than combined total cases of Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON and Central Visayas.

All the provinces among the top 10 had less than 100 cases.

Among cities and municipalities, it was Quezon City once more that dominated the numbers with 76 new cases, or 18.3% of the total in Mega Manila. Many LGUs in NCR saw higher numbers as well, with almost all LGUs in Mega Manila reporting double digits except for Malabon, Navotas and Pateros. Eleven of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20 for the day.


The positivity rate in the National Capital Region has dropped to ~ 2% for the week November 11-17. This falls now within the acceptable positivity rate of the Center for Disease Control (<3%). Reproduction number is < 0.5 and in the ADAR is at an average of 2.46/100,000 population. Navotas and Caloocan are < 1.0/100,000.

With the current numbers, five of the 17 LGUs are at very low risk category, while the rest are at low risk. Eleven of the 17 LGUs have ADAR at moderate risk. Only Muntinlupa City and Quezon City have high ICU utilization rate.

Among the 17 LGUs in NCR, only Quezon City and Malabon had a positive increase this week compared to the past week. Five of the 17 LGUs reported single digit daily new cases. Only Quezon City continued to report triple digits.

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