The Health Agency reports 26,458 new cases today (eclipsing the highest last September 11 of 26,208 cases). Today’s data is based on 77,004 tests done last January 6 with a startling 43.7% positivity rate.
The active cases are past 100,000 already and the numbers climb significantly with mild cases making up almost 95% of the actives at the time of swabbing.
ICU utilization jumps to 51% in the NCR as the ward beds are up at 62%.
Additional 265 deaths were reported today by the Department of Health.
It was a sad day as many areas in NCR, CALABARZON and Central Luzon are seeing very high cases with today’s surge in cases. While NCR accounted for a little over 61% of the cases, Mega Manila had cases that was almost as much as the whole country of Vietnam (which recorded 16,553 cases as a nation) yesterday. CALABARZON and Central Luzon continued the rise in cases and had four digits. Notice, however, that Cagayan Valley, Ilocos region, Central Visayas, CAR and Western Visayas now have more than 200 cases each.
Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna accounted for the bulk of cases among the top ten provinces. with quadruple digits.
Thirteen of 17 LGUs in Mega Manila make record breaking numbers as well to make it to the top twenty. The rest of the LGUs in the top 20 list are from all provinces in Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.