Up at 7K+ the PH sees more cases on 06.03.2021

With 7,217 new cases today, based on close to 45,000 tests done on June 1 with a positivity rate up at 14%, the Philippines is close to 1.25M total COVID-19 cases. There are more new cases than recoveries, placing the active cases at more than 55,000.

New deaths reported were 199. This means that the case fatality ratio for recoveries is up at 1.79%.

The healthcare utilization is higher nationally than the National Capital Region on all parameters (ICU occupancy, isolation beds, wards, and ventilator use).

The NCR is back on top as the region with most cases, and while understandably so (it has the largest population with the smallest area), it added 1,218 new cases (16.8% of total) today. Central Luzon came in second with 954 cases but Western Visayas sees a rapid rise with 847 cases to snatch third spot. CALABARZON moves down to fourth and Davao Region is now in fifth.

Among LGUs in NCR, Quezon City and Caloocan City provide triple digits and 11 of 17 cities are among the top 20 cities with most cases for the day.

On a provincial level, Iloilo, Davao del Sur, and Negros Occidental are the top three.

Davao City maintains its lead as the city the most cases for the day, followed by Iloilo City in second spot, upstaging erstwhile top leader Quezon City.

The OCTA Research provides an updated (June 3, 2021) monitoring report for LGUs with most new cases per day (from the period May 27 – June 2, 2021). The table below shows the percentage growth of new cases from the previous week, the Average Daily Attack Rate (>10 is high risk), the Hospital Bed Utilization Rate (HBUR) and the ICU occupancy per city/municipality. Among the top 30, areas of serious concern are: Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, Iloilo City, Tarlac City and Tuguegarao. Some of these areas of concern are either in GCQ or MGCQ status.

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