Because it is a Tuesday, 5,389 new cases on 06.15.2021

The Tuesday will always bring in 20-30% lower cases than the daily average.

The Health Agency today announces 5,389 new cases for a little more than 30,000 tests only, done last June 13. The national positivity rate is higher at 13.9% as most of the cases we are seeing now are outside of NCR, where testing facilities and healthcare resources are direly lacking. As the fire rages in the periphery, it is inevitable that provinces seeing higher cases go into stricter lockdown measures, improve border controls, and use the concept of travel and business bubble in the areas to contain the spread of the pandemic.

With 118 new deaths, the case fatality ratio for outcomes is steady at 1.81 percent.

While there were relatively lower cases today than the past days of the week, all regions continued to report triple digits. CALABARZON remained on top with the NCR down to third rank. Most of the regions with higher cases are still from the VisMin area.

LGUs in NCR continued to report less cases, including Quezon City. But that is because there were 16 testing centers that failed to submit reports. Most of the cases reported outside of NCR plus are late reports. We should expect a rise in cases in the coming days, particularly from the regional areas outside of NCR plus. Only three of 17 LGUs in the NCR made it to the top twenty cities with most cases.

On a provincial level, Cavite is back in the leader board. While Davao Region reported only 231 cases, and Davao del Sur was not even among the top ten provinces, Davao City (together with Bacolod City) shared the limelight as the city with most cases at 126, out sprinting Quezon City.

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