The Friday ends with the Health Agency announcing 562 new cases based on 33,295 tests done last December 7 with 1.6% positivity. Because December 8 was a public holiday, we should expect fewer cases tomorrow. The total number of active cases are now lower at a little over 12,000 with more than 53% being moderate to critical.
There are 176 added deaths today.
NCR accounted for 21.7% of the total for the day with 122 cases. Other regions with more than fifty cases are: CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Central Visayas. Only two regions had single digits – Bicol and BARMM.
Negros Oriental had the highest number of cases on a provincial level. All other provinces in the top ten had double digits cases.
Quezon City had 31 cases or more than 1/4 of the total cases in NCR. Three other LGUs in NCR report double digits – Manila, Pasig and Caloocan City. The remaining 13 LGUs have single digit cases. The fewest cases among LGUs in the country today is 5.