The last day of the July has the Health Agency reporting 8,147 new cases from a high of almost 55,000 tests done last July 29. Sadly, the positivity rate is still high at 14.7%. With a few more recoveries than new cases, the active cases are still more than 60,000 today.
In addition, 167 new deaths were announced, bringing the deaths from COVID-19 close to 28,000 or a case fatality ratio for outcomes at 1.82%.
So far, the Philippines has almost 1.6M total COVID-19 cases (reported and documented) since the start of the pandemic. This brings us to more than 14,000 cases/M population as of today.
And NCR adds more cases today as the new cases now mount to close to 1,750. CALABARZON and Central Visayas in second and third, respectively. Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and Ilocos Region had more than 500 new cases each region.
While Cebu province continued to dominate on a provincial level, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, which make up the chunk of CALABARZON account for more than 1,100 of the 1,392 cases in that region alone.
On an LGU level, Quezon City, Cebu City, City of Manila, Davao City and Makati City are the top 5 cities with most cases for the day. Eleven of 17 LGUs in NCR are in the top 20. Three LGUs in Cebu province are also in the top 20.
All LGUs in the NCR are seeing rising cases. Even Pateros, Navotas and San Juan which has seen single or zero numbers are not spared from the increasing cases.
OCTA MONITORING REPORT
There were 1,533 new cases reported yesterday in Mega Manila. The table below summarizes the increase (or decrease) in the respective provinces. The country has a 7% increase in cases versus the past week. The positivity rate in the NCR also increased from 6% the past week to 9% this week alone.
Note that those highlighted in yellow in the report below show significant increasing cases over the week on week.