It’s the low Tuesday with 28,471 new cases reported from the agency based on 51,738 tests with a positivity rate of 43.4% on January 16. There are more than 6000 backlog cases added to today’s numbers. With more recoveries than cases, the active cases dip a tad to 284,458 with more than 98% mild or asymptomatic.
Health care utilization remains at moderate risk.
There are 34 additional deaths today.
The National Capital Region accounted for 35.6% of the total cases today with 10,147 of the 28,471 total. While Quezon City continued to lead with 2008 cases, Taguig City came in second with 1120 cases and the City of Manila in third with 974. The dark horse that may likely displace these cities and is seeing a dramatic rise in cases is the city of Muntinlupa the recorded a high of 838 cases – mostly coming from the plush villages in the city.
Elsewhere outside of NCR, region IVA (CALABARZON) remained in second with 6914 cases followed by Central Luzon with 3028. Cagayan Valley reported 1206 cases, Central Visayas with 1121, and CAR with 1118. There are 114 ROFs with positive tests today.