The struggle is real as a relatively low Wednesday (yes, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are low days) still has 32,246 new cases (this is with backlogs added to the data today). On record, today marks the second highest single daily count for COVID19 cases since the pandemic began. Today’s numbers are based on close to 64,000 tests with a 45.7% positivity rate for January 10, 2022. To reiterate, this is hazy data already considering that many are now resorting to lateral flow assays (Rapid Antigen Testing) because of the long wait for the PCR result to come back.
The total active cases pass the 200,000 mark and continue to rapidly climb as there are more new cases than recoveries. Close to 98% of these active cases are either mild or asymptomatic at the time of testing. Health care utilization rate is up a few notches in the NCR and nationally.
There are 144 additional deaths today.
[Note: There is no data drop for January 11, 2022. You can, however, access the individual regions and cities and municipalities at the website of the Department of Health https://doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker. NCR had 15,445 cases yesterday and accounted for 55% of the total cases in the country. CALABARZON reported 5,976 and Central Luzon with 3,102 cases. 96 ROFs were added in yesterday’s tally as the cases in the regions outside of NCR start their steady rise.]
For the second straight day, the DoH has not provided any data drop. However, you can access individual regions and cities/municipalities by clicking this https://doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker.
NCR led the day with 18,140 new cases, as many LGUs see a rise in cases. Quezon City led with 4,220 cases, followed by the City of Manila with 2,133. The municipality of Pateros shocked everyone with 447 new cases. The fewest in the NCR was Navotas with 308 new cases.
CALABARZON had 6944 cases, followed by Central Luzon with 3326.
NCR, CALABARON and Central Luzon alone accounted for more than 88% of the total cases in the Philippines today. The remaining 11.5% went to the remaining regions with 107 ROFs reporting positive.