Metro Manila tops list of areas with highest number of new COVID-19 cases – OCTA

Published December 9, 2021, 12:25 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Metro Manila had the most number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, Dec. 8, said the OCTA Research group in an official list released on Thursday, Dec. 9.

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The group of independent experts identified 20 areas with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Dec 8. Among the first five areas with the most number of new cases were Metro Manila (96 cases), Negros Occidental (23 cases), Cavite (16 cases), Palawan (13 cases), and Zamboanga del Sur (12 cases).

The following areas also had the highest number of new infections, completing the list released by OCTA:

South Cotabato – 12 cases

Iloilo – 10 cases

Albay – 10 cases

Rizal – 10 cases

Pangasinan – nine cases

Bulacan – nine cases

Tarlac – nine cases

Cebu – eight cases

Laguna – eight cases

Batangas – seven cases

Cotabato – seven cases

Benguet – seven cases

Oriental Mindoro – seven cases

Sorsogon – six cases

Catanduanes – six cases

“Data was automatically extracted from [the] Department of Health’s (DOH) DataDrop. Any discrepancies in data due to error [or] reporting lag, etc. should be addressed to DOH,” said OCTA.

On Wednesday, the DOH logged 370 new cases of COVID-19, which brought the country’s tally of infections to 2,835,593. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)