As the positivity rate remains relatively flat at 34.6% today from 62,671 tests done last January 26, the Health Agency announces 18,638 new cases. The past days has seen a declining trend of cases for the National Capital Region and the contiguous areas of CALABARZON and Central Luzon. However, this is being offset by increasing cases in the provinces. Unfortunately, because the bulk of testing facilities are in NCR plus, the positivity rate remains high nationally because we are under testing and it is highly likely that people in the provinces are not alarmed at the clinical presentation of Omicron.
With fewer recoveries than cases, the active cases are at a little more than 231,000 with close to 98% of them being asymptomatic. ICU utilization rate is at low risk both nationally and in Mega Manila.
There are 68 deaths added today.
CALABARZON led once more the numbers for the day with 2439 cases followed by the NCR with 2256. In NCR, Quezon City had 421 cases while Manila has 265. All the rest of the LGUs reported less than 200 cases with some reporting double digit numbers.
Other regions outside of NCR and CALABARZON that saw four digits were: Western Visayas 1981, Central Visayas 1959 (Cebu City owned 529 of the cases), Davao Region 1933 (Davao City owned 1114 of the cases and had the highest number of cases in any LGU in the country), Central Luzon 1446, and Northern Mindanao 1214.
There are 106 ROFs reported as positive today.