Up up and away with positivity past 20% and the data for 01.03.2022

The numbers really look bad. While there are fewer cases today (and hopefully tomorrow but I don’t think that we will have a low Tuesday) than yesterday, the number of individuals tested was far far less because the announced numbers are based on tests done on January 1, 2022, a holiday.

At the beginning of the year, 18,587 tests were done with a positivity rate of 20.7%. This pushes up the active cases close to 25,000! The active cases are mostly mild in almost 80% of them.

Hospital utilization is up and the ICU beds are now at 29% (although still low risk) in the NCR. If the cases continue to rise, so will hospital utilization eventually. And the very steep rise is not about to abate anytime soon. Everyone needs to do their part in making sure that when they are sick or feel sick, to isolate and get tested NOW!

An additional 16 deaths were added today.

The NCR continued to account for more than 70% of the total cases in the country with 2,849 new cases. The city of Manila and Quezon City kept the lead with 694 and 595 cases respectively. CALABARZON and Central Luzon continued to tail NCR with all the other regions keeping low numbers.

Cavite keep the lead among provinces with most cases.

Fifteen of 17 LGUs in NCR are in the top 20 LGUs with most cases, with 12 of the 15 reporting triple digits. Five of the LGUs in the list are from Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.

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