The world in review and the data for 12.11.2022

NCR accounted for more than 42% of the 1134 new cases today. Positivity rate remained at 13.2% with just a little more than 10,000 PCR tests done December 10. There were 24 added deaths today.

In NCR, Quezon City led with 90 cases followed by Manila with 78 and Taguig with 63. Other LGUs in NCR with double digit cases are: Makati 29, Parañaque 27, Caloocan 26, La Pin1as 22, Mandaluyong 21, Muntinlupa and Marikina 19 each, Pasay City 15 and Valenzuela 12. Pateros ended its zero covid streak with 3 cases today.

Provinces with more than 30 cases were: Cavite 59, Laguna 51, Rizal 40, Cebu 38 and Bulacan 32.

A gentle reminder to everyone – the cases are not LOW. We are not testing enough and because only PCR tests are reported, the real prevalence of COVID19 in the country is not correctly tracked. Remember to keep minimum public health standards.

THE GLOBAL DATA AS OF 04 December 2022 (DEC 7, ED 121, WHO PUBLICATION)

While the World Health records a stable numbers for the week November 28 – December 4, 2022 compared to the previous week, with less than 3 million new cases reported, the report is to be interpreted with caution as testing strategies and reporting progressively change in different countries and therefore are highly underestimated. The good news is that the number of new weekly deaths declined by 17% compared to the previous week.

On a regional level, case numbers declined generally in all regions except the Region of the Americas which is up by 14%. Only the South-East Asia Region reported higher deaths this week (up by 3%).

On a country level, the highest numbers were from Japan with close to 750,000 cases (up by 7%), France (up by 38%) with more than 385,000 cases, South Korea with ore than 370,000 cases, the US with more than 296,000 cases and Brazil with more than 188,000 cases (+25%). Most deaths came from the US, Japan, Brazil, Italy and France.

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