As more countries report Omicron in their shores, the world is at pause mode on how to approach the new variant of concern. To date, almost 40 countries have accounted for Omicron.
The Health Agency today reports 543 new cases for more than 32,000 tests done on December 4, 2021 with a positivity rate of 1.7%. With slightly more recoveries, the active cases hover at 13,500 with more than 50% of them being moderate to critically ill. Notice that this sizable amount have a lot of backlog for outcome which have not been reconciled.
There are 113 deaths added today.
NCR continues to lead among regions with 102 cases today. This was followed by CALABARZON with 76 cases and Cagayan Valley with 69. The rest of the regions had less than 50 cases with 4 regions reporting single digits.
Cavite topped the provincial list followed by provinces in the north.
Among LGUs, it was Zamboanga City that had the most cases in the country for the day with 28 cases as all LGUs in the NCR see less than 20 cases. Only 4 LGUs in the NCR reported double digits, while all reported single digit cases. The fewest cases in the top twenty LGUs for the day was 5.