The Philippines recorded 5,392 new cases today for tests done last July 3 with a positivity of 11.3%. Hopefully, this translates to a continued downtrend in the NCR and CALABARZON, which contribute to the bulk of cases in the country. Any spike from these two regions will automatically send us spiraling back to square one. The cases in these two regions are the most critical as they are the most difficult to contain.
With 43 new deaths, the case fatality ratio for outcomes is steady at 1.81%.
CALABARZON and NCR are back in the lead with NCR generating 11.5% of the total cases for today. Davao Region, Western Visayas and Ilocos Region round up the top five.
In NCR, Quezon City continued to lead with 123 new cases. Five of 17 LGUs in NCR are in the top 20 cities with most cases.
On a provincial level, Davao del Sur, Laguna and Iloilo dominate the top three provinces.
Davao City continues to lead among all LGUs in the country. Its total cases are more than the cases of second and third rank Quezon City and Iloilo City, respectively. Four cities in Laguna land in the top 20 – San Pedro, Santa Rosa, San Pablo and Biñan.
Based on data from the Health Agency, as of July 4, 2021, close to 12M doses have been administered with close to 2.6% being fully vaccinated. There’s still a challenging road ahead, and hopefully, we get to take a jab when any vaccine is made available to us.