1353 new cases as positivity continued to climb to 11.9% on 11.25.2022

The Health Agency announces 1353 new cases with the positivity rate continuing its climb to 11.9% today. There were 28 added deaths. The NCR owned 34% of the cases with 459 cases.

Quezon City led the day’s haul with 102 cases followed by Manila with 85. Ten other LGUs in NCR had double digits: Valenzuela and Makati 37, Parañaque 29, Mandaluyong 26, Caloocan 24, Pasig and Taguig with 20 each, Pasay City and Las Piñas with 18 each and Marikina with 15.

In the provinces, the following reported more than 30 cases: Cebu 78, Benguet 74 (Baguio owning 51), Cavite 65, Bulacan 47, Laguna 48, Rizal 43, Davao del Sur 38, Pangasinan 33, and Nueva Vizcaya 30.

1141 new cases and 11.6% positivity on 11.24.2022

The Health Agency announces 1141 new cases with a positivity of 11.6% and 20 added deaths. NCR’s share is increasing and up at 28% today.

Twelve LGUs in NCR reported double digits: Quezon City 60, Manila 51, Pasig 33, Makati 32, Parañaque 20, Taguig and Las Piñas 18 each, Caloocan and Valenzuela 17 each, Mandaluyong 14, Muntinlupa 13 and Pasay City 12.

Provinces outside NCR with more than 30 cases were: Cebu 81, Negros Occidental 46, Rizal 45, Laguna 42, Cavite 34, Benguet 35, Iloilo and Davao del Sur 30 apiece.

Is the tide of cases shifting back to Mega Manila? Seems like it as the positivity rate in NCR jumps from 7.4% to more than 9%.

Positivity rate continues to climb at 11.4% on 11.23.2022

While the number of cases reported by the Health Agency is only at 703 today, the positivity rate climbed by more than 1% over a single day period to 11.4% (from a previous of 10.3% 7-day average). That’s because of very low testing (coming mostly from healthcare facilities) and reflecting how under reported the actual COVID19 cases are in the country. This means that of every 100 patients tested, 11 would be positive for COVID19.

NCR owned 167 (23.7%) of the day’s cases. Eight LGUs reported low double digits (<30). Quezon City 25, Parañaque 20, Manila 19, Pasig 16, Las Piñas and Marikina 14 each, Caloocan 12, and Makati 10.

In the provinces, Tarlac led the haul with 44 cases followed by Cavite and Cebu with 33 apiece and Iloilo at 30.

We should be trekking the quadruple digit tomorrow, if more RT-PCR tests are done. Mathematically, the number of daily cases are under reported by 20-25x.

The low Tuesday with 695 new cases and 15 added deaths on 11.22.2022

While the Health Agency announced 695 new cases (which is the low Tuesday), the positivity rate, however, jumped from 8.3% to 10.2% in a single day! Which means that there will be a jump in the number of cases in the next few days to quadruple digits.

The NCR owned 212 (or close to 1/3) of the cases with Manila leading the haul today with 42 cases. Those with double digits were: Quezon City 41. Makati 18, Pasig/Taguig/Caloocan with 15 cases each, Parañaque 14, Pasay City 12, and Las Piñas 11.

Only three provinces had more than 30 cases today – Cavite 48, Cebu 40 and Rizal 36.

938 new cases and 9 added deaths on 11.21.2022

The Health Agency announces 938 new cases and 9 added deaths today. The positivity rate is reset (because it is a Monday) and is at 8.5% today.

Leading the pack were the provinces with Cebu with 81 cases followed by Cavite 52, Laguna 45, Iloilo 35, Negros Oriental 33 and Benguet 32.

In NCR, Quezon City led with 40 cases followed by Makati with 32. Other double digit LGUs were: Pasig 19, Makati 16, Muntinlupa and Las Piñas 11 each.

The world in review and the data for 11.20.2022

The Health Agency announces 1063 new cases with 18 added deaths and a positivity rate of 10.2% today. While NCR owned 24% of the cases for the day (255), it was the provinces that owned majority of the cases.

Cebu led with 80 followed by Cavite 44, Benguet 43, Rizal 42, Iloilo 37 and Laguna 35.

In NCR, Quezon City had 47 cases followed by 34 in Manila. Ten other LGUs reported low double digits. Taguig 23, Pasig 21, Mandaluyong 18, Las Piñas 16, Caloocan 15; Parañaque, Pasay City and Muntinlupa 14 each; Makati 12, and Marikina 10. Only Pateros had zero COVID cases in NCR.


This week saw a bump up in cases after a few consecutive weeks of decline.

Globally, the new weekly cases are up 2% for the week of November 7-13, compared to the previous week as >2.3M cases were reported. The real number is higher due to a decline in global testing. On the flip side is that the weekly deaths continued to decrease and is down by 30% compared to the previous week. This is the lowest report on mortality since the start of the pandemic.

On a regional level, newly reported weekly cases continued to increase in three WHO regions – Western Pacific Region (+18%), South East Asia Region (+15%) and Region of the Americas (+12%). The number of deaths continued to decline in the world except for the Western Pacific Region (+14%) and the Eastern Mediterranean Region (+7%). [Note in the graph the pink bar which represents the Western Pacific Region, where the Philippine belongs that there is an increase in cases.]

At the country level, the highest number of new weekly cases came from two countries that recently opened its borders to tourism: Japan had more than half a million cases this week – up by 25% and South Korea that had more than 330,000 cases, up by 19%). Only one other country saw increase in cases – USA (+6%). Rounding up the top five were Germany (-25%) and China (-22%).

Highest number of weekly deaths were from the US (-6%), Japan (+41%), Russia (-10%), China (-24%) and France (-10%).

The WHO says that “current trends in reported COVID-19 cases should be interpreted with caution as several countries have been progressively changing COVID-19 testing strategies, resulting in lower overall numbers of tests performed and consequently lower numbers of cases detected. COVID-19 prevalence surveys conducted in a number of countries have found that the number of reported COVID-19 cases is an underestimate of the actual number of cases in the population. Additionally, data from previous weeks are continuously updated to retrospective incorporate changes in reported COVID-19 cases and deaths made by countries.

1122 new cases and 10 added deaths on 11.19.2022

The Health Agency announces 1122 new cases with 10.3% positivity and 10 added deaths. NCR owned 25% of the cases today as the provinces continued to account for most of the cases.

Cebu continued to lead with 78 cases followed by Cavite 48, Rizal 41, Iloilo 37 and Laguna 34.

NCR had 12 LGUs with double digits led by Quezon City with 56 cases and Manila with 48. The rest saw less than 30 cases: Valenzuela 24, Pasig 22, Taguig 19, Mandaluyong 18, Parañaque and Pasay City 16, Las Piñas 15, Makati 14, Caloocan 12, and Muntinlupa 11. Malabon was the lone LGU with zero COVID today.

1774 new cases and 17 added deaths on 11.18.2022

The Health Agency announces 1774 new cases with 17 added deaths and 10.2% positivity. NCR owned 23% of the share today, which meant that the provinces continued to draw the haul.

Only one province had triple digits – Cebu – with 108 cases. Other provinces with more than 30 cases today were: Cavite 76, Laguna 74, Rizal 52, Batangas 30, Tarlac 42, Iloilo 53, Negros Occidental 69, Isabela 31, Nueva Vizcaya 31, Davao del Sur 52, Pangasinan 31, Benguet 70 (including Baguio City 50), Bukidnon 49, Cagayan de Oro 31, Camarines Sur 42, Zamboanga del Sur 30.

In NCR, Quezon City led with 83 cases followed by Manila with 51, Pasig 49, Makati 33, Taguig 32, Caloocan and Parañaque 30. Those with double digits but less than 30 cases were: Pasay City 22, Las Piñas 20, Muntinlupa 19, Mandaluyong 14, and Marikina 11.

1153 new cases and 9 added deaths for 11.17.2022

The Health Agency announces 1153 new cases with 10.2% positivity and 9 added deaths. NCR owned 308 of the cases.

The provinces continued to haul the cases today. Cebu led with 79 cases followed by Benguet 76 (Baguio City had 59), Cavite 74, Iloilo 50, Davao del Sur and Bulacan 36 each, Laguna 34 and Isabela 33.

NCR had quite a substantial haul as well with Quezon City leading with 59 cases. Double digits were seen in Manila 49, Makati 25, Mandaluyong 23, Parañaque 21; Pasig, Taguig, Pasay City and Las Piñas 18 cases each, Valenzuela 15, Caloocan 14, and Muntinlupa 10.

The low Wednesday with 810 new cases and 12 added deaths for 11.16.2022

The Health Agency announces 810 new cases with 12 added deaths and a 9.8% positivity rate. NCR owned 25% of the cases for today.

The provinces continued to lead with haul with Negros Occidental having the highest cases at 46 followed by Iloilo 40, Tarlac 34 and Laguna and Cebu with 31 cases each.

In NCR, only Quezon City reported more than 30 cases with 39 reported today. Seven other LGUs had low double digits: Manila 27, Pasig 25, Parañaque 18, Pasay City 17, Las Piñas 12, Makati 11 and Taguig 10.