It’s been awhile since I’ve tracked the global numbers. As of July 7, 2021, the world has now passed the 4M mark for deaths attributed to COVID-19. And as the other countries begin to reopen their economies, the variants pose a threat to future surges, particularly in countries that do not have adequate vaccine supply.
The Health Agency reports 4,289 new cases for tests done last July 5 with 11.3% positivity rate. This pushes the total now to more than 1.45M COVID-19 cases. There were 4 laboratories that failed to submit results for this day.
While the low cases yesterday and today may be good news (hopefully it stays lower), the 164 new deaths reported today had pushed the case fatality ratio for outcomes (recoveries and deaths) a tad up from 1.81 to 1.82%. As repeatedly mentioned, death reports will always be late (anywhere in the world).
For the first time, since the beginning of the pandemic, NCR manages to slip to fourth rank as CALABARZON, Western Visayas and Davao Region each represent Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as the top regions in each of the parts of the Philippines.
Davao del Sur, Iloilo province and Cavite are the top three provinces for the day.
On an LGU level, the top three does not even include a city in NCR. Davao City, Iloilo City and Bacolod City are the top three cities with most cases among the top 20 list. There are only 3 of 17 LGUs from NCR that even made it to the top twenty – which is very good news for the day. Laguna managed to include three cities in the top 20 ranking – Calamba, Santa Rosa and Cabuyao.
In the NCR, only Quezon City continued to report triple digits, while Navotas and Pateros continue their good job at maintaining single digit new cases.