9,296 for a Tuesday is bad…the data drop: 03.30.2021

We regularly see a larger dip of around 20-25 percent in new cases on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Today, the Health Agency reports 9,296 new cases and 20.4 percent positivity rate is not good news. Our active cases are close to 125,000 (168 percent) and the Philippines is headed towards the 750,000 mark tomorrow. The Philippines ranked 8th yesterday, March 29, 2021 in the world.

The healthcare capacity is already spilling at the brim in the National Capital Region with 76 percent of ICU beds occupied and 68 percent of isolation beds filled.

With the current numbers, the weeklong ECQ will not be enough to bring our numbers down.

Today’s data drop showed NCR, CALABARZON and Central Luzon continuing the massive haul for the day, with NCR recording more than 53 percent of the total (4,950) of the new cases. CALABARZON had 1,460 (15.7 percent) and Central Luzon 803 (8.7 percent). Cagayan Valley had 634 (7 percent) new cases. These 4 regions alone contribute to more than 84 percent of the total cases.

Seven other regions reported triple digits. They were: CAR, Ilocos Region, Central and Western Visayas, Davao Region and MIMAROPA. There were 71 cases with no known location on a regional level.

In the NCR, Quezon City continued the lead with 918 cases, followed by Manila with 731 and Taguig with 547. Caloocan, Mandaluyong, and Las Piñas had more than 300 but less than 400 cases. Those with less than 300 but more than 200 cases were Makati, Parañaque, Pasay and Pasig. The cities of San Juan, Muntinlupa, and Navotas had more than 120 but less than 200 cases. Eight cases had no known location.

Fifteen of the 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top twenty cities for today.

On a provincial level, the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, and Cavite led the haul. All provinces in the top ten reported triple digit cases.

Based on OCTA data for the different LGUs in Mega Manila, this is where each city stands with respect to the attack rate and percentage rise in cases. The highest attack rate is Pateros at 68.08 per 100,000 with a 221 percent jump in cases for March 23 – 29, 2021. Pasay City is the only city that has seen a decline in cases but nevertheless has an attack rate of 55.69 per 100,000.

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