This week begins with the Health Agency announcing 37,070 new cases based on 77,410 individuals tests with a positivity rate of 46% last January 15. In reality, there’s just about 35,000 cases today, but the testing backlogs had to get reported as well. And with the numbers today, the active case jump to almost 300,000 cases with around 98% of them as mild or asymptomatic at the time of swabbing.
Hospital utilization in terms of ward beds and ICU beds is at moderate risk both nationally and in the National Capital Region.
There are 23 additional deaths today.
The NCR seems to be accounting for a lower percentage of the cases from a previous staggering 70% of the total share to just 37% of the country’s share with 13,543 new cases today led by Quezon City with 2,842 cases, Pasig with 1400, and the City of Manila with 1,210.
Elsewhere, it is CALABARZON that is catching up to the share of the country’s total cases as it reports 9362 new cases today followed by Central Luzon with 4261. Other regions seeing new highs are: CAR (1438), Ilocos (1401), Central Visayas (1297) and Western Visayas (1225).