A tad decline in cases this week but still above the surge levels on 07.03.2021

The good news is that we’re seeing a slight decline in new cases in the country this week. The Health Agency announces 5,908 new cases today based on more than 50,000 tests done last July 1 with a positivity rate of 10.6% (much lower than the previous weeks). Note the comparison of our data prior to the surge in late March 2021. The Philippines plateaued at 1,100-1,600 cases/day with positivity rates 4-6%. While we are seeing a slight decline in cases and positivity rates, this is still a far cry from the pre-surge numbers, which will take awhile to work on as we reopen the economy.

Healthcare utilization rate is low and manageable in the NCR, while it remains challenging in some parts of the country outside of Mega Manila.

With 90 new deaths today, the case fatality ratio for outcomes remains steady at 1.81 percent.

CALABARZON and NCR took back the lead from all regions today. Nevertheless, the rounding up the top five region, were Western Visayas, Davao Region and Central Luzon – all contributing to more than 500 cases apiece.

In the NCR, it was Quezon City and the City of Manila that reported triple digits. Mega Manila accounted for 12% of the total cases in the country today. Five of 17 LGUs were among the top 20 cities with most cases.

On a provincial level, Davao del Sur, Cavite and Laguna were the top three provinces.

And on a national level, three LGUs from NCR were in the top five: Davao City, Quezon City, Manila, Iloilo City and Taguig City.

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