The Health Agency reported 7,450 new cases today based on reports last June 2 where close to 50,000 tests were conducted, with a positivity rate of 13.6%. Notice that the positivity rate has remained stable at a high of 12.5-14% over the past weeks. This means that we are likely plateauing and increasing slowly in new cases. The active cases are up at more than 60,000 (4.8%) today as only 2,382 new recoveries were recorded.
New deaths continued to be in the triple digits with 181 reported today. This brings the case fatality ratio for outcomes up at 1.8%.
Healthcare utilization is still higher nationally than the NCR as Visayas and Mindanao are reporting higher new cases than the NCR plus bubble.
CALABARZON takes back the top spot for most cases on a regional level. NCR is in second, owning 15% of the total cases and Central Luzon in third. These three regions continue to account for 40% of the total new cases for the Philippines.
Among LGUs in NCR, Quezon City continued to lead with close to 300 cases today. Two other cities reported triple digits – Manila and Pasig. Nine of 17 LGUs are in the top twenty cities/municipalities in the country with most cases.
On a provincial level, Laguna is back on top, followed by Cavite and then the provinces in Visayas and Mindanao dominate the haul for the day.
On a city level, five cities in NCR are among the top ten. The remaining five cities came from outside of NCR. They are: Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, Bacolod City, Iloilo City and Dumaguete City – which ranked 2nd to 6th consecutively.