For the third day, the number of latest covid-19 instances inside the country broke after the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday suggested 33,169 infections, the best every day tally for the reason that the pandemic commenced two years ago. The positivity charge changed to 46%, primarily based on the 73,234 people who had been examined on Saturday, the DOH stated. This did now not include figures from 10 laboratories that did not post their data to the covid-19 file repository system.
The DOH said 18,535 or 56 percent of the new infections were in Metro Manila. Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and Central Luzon also reported big numbers of new cases.
The country’s total caseload since the pandemic began was now 2,998,530.
Independent pandemic monitor Octa research stated the covid-19 positivity charge within the National Capital Region (NCR) has also accelerated.
“The positivity rate inside the NCR is 50. 5 percent as of Jan. 7, 2022, the first time it handed 50 percent within the NCR,” Octa research fellow dr. Guido David stated in a put up on Twitter.
While he noted that this was too high, he said data from the DOH showed that the rate of increase could be slowing down.
“If the increase in positivity rate is slowing down, then the peak in the NCR might occur within the week. Let us hope that is the case,” he said.
With the increase in infections, calls received by the One Hospital Command Center have also spiked to more than a thousand a day, according to the centre’s operations manager, Dr. Bernadette Velasco
Launched in August 2020, the One Hospital Command Center is mandated to facilitate a comprehensive and coordinated response to the pandemic by ensuring effective and efficient health facility referrals in Metro Manila and nearby areas.
Velasco said that in December last year, the country’s COVID-19 referral hotline received an average of 150 to 200 calls a day.