The Health Agency announces 8564 new cases today based on a measly 37,932 tests with a positivity rate of 24.3% done last February 2. Note that this is the positivity rate for the country and not for each region or LGU. The positivity rate in NCR is lower (~18%) compared to the national. Still will more recoveries than cases, this brings down the active cases to a little more than 150K. Of these active cases, almost 97% were asymptomatic or mild at the time of testing.
Health care utilization rate is generally at low risk in both the NCR and nationally.
There are 46 additional deaths announced.
NCR is back on top with 1535 (18%) of the total cases in the country. This was led by Quezon City (325) and the City of Manila (229). Other LGUs in NCR that reported triple digits were: Makati (126) and Pasig (117). The rest reported double digits, with Pateros as the lone LGU that had 5 cases.
Outside of NCR, CALABARZON was in second with 1166 cases and the only one with four digits aside from NCR, today. All other regions reported triple digits. Central Visayas followed with 869, Central Luzon with 839 and Davao Region with 803 cases. All other regions report less than 500 cases. Among LGUs in the country, Davao City had the most cases at 384.
Prof. Guido David continues to track the omicron surge, this time looking at the provinces with a wine week positive growth rates. Highest growth rate goes to Davao Occidental (78%) and Camiguin (78%). Highest ADAR (average daily attack rate per 100,000 population) goes to Camiguin, Davao del Norte and South Cotabato. While the cases are on a decline in major HUCs (highly urbanized cities), the numbers in certain provinces continue to increase. These are also the same areas that have lower vaccination rates.