With 9,216 new cases announced by the Health Agency today, the total number of active cases are closing in to 170,000 (or 20.2 percent). The highest on record. There are now 828,366 total cases as the Philippines quickly overtakes Portugal for 29th rank in the world. Will we most likely overtake Israel tomorrow and move up to rank 28? Highly likely.
Positivity rate remains above 20 percent and ICU beds are at 81 percent utilization rate and isolation beds at 73 percent utilization rate as well.
There are 60 new deaths announced today.
Todays data drop showed NCR (4326), CALABARZON (1824), Central Luzon (995) and Cagayan Valley (586) account for 84 percent of the total cases for today.
In the National Capital Region, Quezon City and Manila continue to lead among the LGUs with 740 and 685 cases, respectively. Fourteen of the 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20 cities with the most cases.
On a provincial level, Cavite continued to lead with Rizal and Bulacan having more than 400 cases. All the top 10 provinces had triple digits.