With close to 39,000 tests done last November 23 and a positivity rate of 2.8%, 975 new cases were announced today by the Health Agency. The active cases remain above 17,000 with more than 40% being moderate to critically ill.
Of the 17,796 active cases, more than 20% are severe or critically ill. As to how many of them are backlog data (those who do not have outcomes yet) is most likely the reason for the high deaths being reported daily.
There are 193 new deaths announced today.
NCR had a decent 187 new cases today (accounting for around 19% of the national total), with CALABARZON in second spot, driven by the province of Rizal in general and the City of Antipolo in particular. Only Mega Manila and CALABARZON reported triple digits today.
Eight of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top twenty cities with most cases today as the fewest number of cases in the top 20 list is at 8. This means that if your LGU had 8 cases, it would be part of the list. And it is good seeing single digits in the top 20 list.