It’s another straight day for triple digits, in both cases and deaths, as the Health Agency reports 899 new cases based on more than 37,000 tests done last November 25 with a 2.4% positivity rate. The active cases are still around 17,000 with close to 45% of them being moderate to critical. And as the announcement for deaths continues to come in aliquots, there are 188 new deaths announced today, bringing the case fatality rate for outcomes to 1.71%.
Today’s number of cases brings the 7-day average to around 1,000 (or less) new cases/day.
Hospital utilization rate both nationally and in Mega Manila are now below 27%.
The NCR owned 161 of the 899 or 17.9% of the total national cases. Two other regions reported triple digits – Zamboanga Peninsula and CALABARZON. However, the data from Zamboanga Peninsula were actually late reports. More than 60% of the data from Zamboanga were from September 2021.
This accounts for why Zamboanga del Sur was number one among provinces and Zamboanga City reporting 105 cases today, when in actuality, there were only 37 recent positive patients from November 14-25.
Nine of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top 20 LGUs with most cases. With 7 cases as the least number of cases in the top 20, this means that if your LGU had 7 cases, it would be in the top 20 list.