The final twist for 2021 and the data for 12.31.2021

So here’s how the year ends.

The positivity rate jumps to 10.6% (really bad from 6%) overnight. And with a little more than 30,000 tested on December 29, 2021, the Health Agency announces 2,961 new cases, bringing the active cases to an astounding 14,233 with a sharp rise in mild cases.

The ICU rate utilization is slightly up, particularly in the NCR by an average of 2-3%.

There are 132 deaths added today.

While NCR accounts for almost 68% of the total cases today, notice how quickly CALABARZON and Central Luzon’s cases are climbing as well. The exponential rise in cases due to a combined force of holiday gatherings and the possibility of local transmission of Omicron and continuing transmission of Delta has placed a set back in our national effort at containing the pandemic in the country.

On a provincial level, the top five provinces today were from regions IVa and III.

And all LGUs in NCR, except for Pateros were in the top 20 LGUs with most cases for the day, led by the Cit of Manila with 571 cases and Quezon City with 366. Three other cities report triple digits today – Taguig, Makati and Caloocan.

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