356 new cases and the data for 12.07.2021

As Omicron is spotted in more countries in Europe and additional states in the United States, we tiptoe on thin ice with what information we have so far. Most of the cases of Omicron are mild. The trajectory for infectiousness is high. The multiple mutations place it at higher risk for reinfections. So far, antivirals will work against this.

The Health Agency reports 356 new cases today, and our 7 day average is now at 382 cases/day (hurray). The current levels are teetering at our May 2020 numbers. With more recoveries, the active cases dip to 13,000 with more than half being in the moderate to critical category.

Today’s numbers are based on 24,360 tests done last December 5, with a 1.4% positivity rate.

An additional 92 deaths are reported today.

NCR had 68 cases today or around 25% of the total cases in the country. This was followed by CALABARZON and Central Luzon. Six regions had single digit cases.

Among provinces, all provinces reported less than 20 cases today, with 2 provinces in the top ten reporting only single cases. They are the provinces of Cebu and Bataan with 9 cases apiece.

Among LGUs, Quezon City had 23 cases, accounting for 1/3 of the cases in the NCR. All the other LGUs in the top 20 list reported less than 15 cases. The fewest cases for an LGU in the top 20 was 3 for today. Three LGUs in NCR had zero cases. They are: Las Piñas, Navotas, and Pateros.

2 thoughts on “356 new cases and the data for 12.07.2021

  1. Nenette December 7, 2021 / 7:52 pm

    I just want to understand why the mortality rate is high vis-a-vis the new cases in all these past reporting. Is it really a case of poor recording and playing catchup by correcting previous wrong figures? Do you believe that? Was our previous recording really that poor?

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    • kidatheart December 7, 2021 / 8:11 pm

      Unfortunately there is really a large backlog in the deaths. I wrote about that more than 2 weeks ago. More than 1,000 severe to critical in 2020 alone have not been reconciled up to now. No outcomes. If you look at the active cases, more than half are moderate to critical. But look at the hospitalization use for ICU. For a national capacity of 3800 icu beds, only 25% is occupied. That’s 950 beds. And very far from the number of severe and critical active cases. So, yes. Really bad data.

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