DAVAO Region's Covid-19 cases continue to see another wave of increase as the Department of Health-Davao Region (DOH-Davao) reported an additional 90 new cases on Thursday, January 6, 2021- the highest number of daily new cases in two months.
Of the 90 new cases, 67 are from Davao City, two are from Davao de Oro, eight from Davao del Norte, nine from Davao del Sur, two from Davao Occidental, and two from Davao Oriental.
This brings the total active cases to 282.
Since March 2020, the region has already logged 104,718 confirmed Covid-19 cases
DOH-Davao reported 25 new recoveries, with four from Davao City, two from Davao de Oro, and 19 from Davao Occidental. Total recoveries is 100,556.
Four death cases were reported on the same day, tagged as late reported cases. All are from Davao de Oro. Total deaths are now at 3,880.
With these cases, the region has 65.2 percent available intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 72.1 percent available isolation beds, 83.3 percent available ward beds, and 53.6 percent available mechanical ventilators.
From January 1 to 6, 2021, active cases in the region increased to 64 percent. The region started the year 2022 with five daily new recorded cases (January 1), and six on January 2. It tripled on January 3 with 18 cases, and increased further to 45 daily new cases on January 4. It went slightly down to 32 new cases on January 5.
Davao City, the Covid-19 hotspot in the region, has breached the 100-mark of active cases again with 155 in a single day.
Davao City Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said on Wednesday, January 5, that the city's positivity rate as of January 2 is at 1.6 percent. This is a notable increase from 0.3 percent on December 26, 2021.
Schlosser said the highly infectious variants -- Delta and Omicron -- might have something to do with the uptick in the positivity rate of the city.
DOH national office, meanwhile, reported 29 new cases of Omicron variant in the Philippines on Thursday, bringing the total to 43.
Davao Region, as of writing, has not reported any Omicron-positive specimens.
January 07, 2022
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