As the virus continues to spread in the provinces and regions outside of NCR the Health Agency reports 6,192 new cases today based on more than 51,000 tests done last June 30, with a positivity rate still above 10% (11.4%). The active cases are up at more than 55,000 as there are fewer recoveries reported.
With 177 new deaths announced today, the case fatality ratio for outcomes is at 1.82%.
Western Visayas continued to lead among regions with most cases, followed by CALABARZON and NCR. Central Visayas and Davao Region round up the top five for the day.
Among LGUs in NCR, Quezon City keeps the lead with triple digits, while 3 cities have single digits – Malabon, San Juan and Navotas. Six of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top twenty cities/municipalities with most cases for the day.
The provinces that dominated the haul today were Davao del Sur, Iloilo Province and Negros Occidental. Which is also why their respective capitals were among the top five cities in the country with the most cases.
The OCTA Research Monitoring Report for July 2 shows that the National Capital Region (Mega Manila) saw an uptick of 5% in cases from the previous week. This, as the Rt jumps from 0.72 to 0.82 over the same period. The Rt in the country is also up from 0.92 to 0.97. The incidence rate in NCR is around 5 cases per day per 100,000 population. While the positivity rate is lower at 6% over the last week and healthcare utilization is also lower. In the NCR, three LGUs that are doing well are Navotas, Pateros and Malabon. Seven of 17 LGUs in NCR had incidence less than 5/100,000.
LGUs outside of NCR had a different story. Davao City and Iloilo City continued to dominate the cities with increasing cases and HCURs. Laguna which is part of the NCR plus bubble saw three cities haul in the numbers – Calamba, Santa Rosa, and San Pablo. It is important to focus on the testing capacities of LGUs outside of the NCR. Fourteen of the 19 LGUs had positive rates more than 10%. Of these 14 LGUs, 10 of them had positivities 20% and up (where 1 of 5 will test positive).