The close to 6,000 new cases today was more than enough to move up one rung – from 24th to 23rd – in global ranking, as the Philippines now has a total of 1,418,377 COVID-19 cases. Today’s data are based on close to 48,000 tests done last June 29, with a positivity rate of 11.9%. With fewer recoveries than new cases, the active cases are up at more than 50,000 once more.
There are 135 new deaths reported today. The case fatality ratio for outcomes is steady at 1.81%.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic last year, Western Visayas took the lead today, and by a mile. NCR is in second and Davao Region in third. CALABARZON and Central Luzon round up the rest of the top five regions. Notice that all these regions in the top five have more than 500 cases apiece.
Cases are slightly up in the NCR, with Quezon City maintaining the lead. Seven of 17 LGUs in Mega Manila were among the top twenty cities with most cases.
On a national level, Davao City remains to lead among all LGUs in the country, followed by Quezon City. Bacolod City, Iloilo City and General Santos City ranked third to fifth, respectively.
Davao del Sur, Negros Occidental and Iloilo province were the top three provinces today.