The lower Wednesday (with backlog) and the data for 01.19.2022

Lower cases today than the previous day as the Health Agency reports 22,958 new cases and a large amount of recoveries to bring down the active cases to a little more than 270,000. More than 98% of the actives are asymptomatic or mild infections. With the additional cases, the PH will breach the 3.3M mark tomorrow.

Today’s report is based on 62,531 tests with a positivity rate of 43.5%.

Hospital utilization is still at moderate risk.

There are 82 additional deaths reported today.

The NCR had 8376 new cases today (or roughly 37% of the total cases in the country). This was led by Quezon City with 1835 cases and the only city with four digits. Makati came in second with 881, Parañaque in third with 673, Las Piñas in fourth with 666 and the city of Manila with a dramatic decline of 662 cases. Pasig had 505 cases today while the rest of the LGUs in NCR report less than 500 cases. Only Malabon had double digits with 82 cases.

Outside NCR, CALABARZON continued to lead with 5204 cases (Cavite 1813, Rizal 1266, Laguna 1135, Batangas 719, while the remaining are the other provinces). Central Luzon is in second with 2087 cases. In the Visayas, Western Visayas takes the lead with 1129 cases (dominated by Iloilo province) followed by Central Visayas with 1026 (dominated by Cebu City with 506 or almost half the cases today).

In Mindanao, Davao Region led with most cases by region with 468 cases (dominated by Davao City with 278 or more than half of the total).

There were 79 Returning Overseas Filipinos that were positive in today’s report.

Data from Prof. Guido David (you gotta give it to the guy who’s manually counting these with numbers because of the absence of the Data Drop upload) is shown in the infographic below.

Notice that the growth in NCR (while still increasing) has eased. The ADAR remains high at 111.47 per 100,000 population and the R has slowed down to a little more than 2.0.

The data, however, isn’t as rosy in the provinces and regions outside of the NCR where while the number of new cases may be small (compared to Mega Manila), their growth rates are disproportional and are seeing the same growth rate that NCR saw 3 weeks ago. They have only just begun.

The highest ADAR now belongs to Baguio City which also is seeing an R of 4.28.

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