Past 3.3M COVID19 cases and the data for 01.20.2022

After two days of less than 30,000 cases, we are back at 31,139 new cases as announced by the Health Agency today. This is based on close to 74000 tests done with a positivity rate of 43.3% last January 18. Today’s numbers was enough to push the Philippines past the 3.3M mark and the active cases jump to more than 275,000 as there are more cases than recoveries reported.

The healthcare utilization is also up nationally compared to the National Capital Region, where the epicenter of the surge is.

There are 110 deaths added today.

The NCR owned for a lower percentage of the total cases with 9455 cases. This was led by Quezon City with 1639 cases and Taguig with 1126. The other cities with more than 500 cases include: Makati 811, City of Manila 772, Parañaque 692, Muntinlupa 583, Las Piñas 531, and Mandaluyong 511.

Regions outside of the NCR are seeing a higher share of the national cases now. CALABARZON leads with 7073 followed by Central Luzon with 2856 cases. Other regions with quadruple digits today are: Ilocos Region 1158, Cagayan 1014, Western Visayas 1772, Central Visayas 1704, and Davao Region 1066.

There are 127 ROFs (returning overseas foreigners) reported positive today.

From the plot provided by Prof. Guido David, the numbers in the NCR continue the gradual downward trajectory and while it is a slow one, one should not be complacent on the situation because Omicron still has room to infect others who have not been infected. YET.

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