The declining trend continues, albeit slowly, with Rt=0.92 on 07.09.2021

With 5 laboratories (making up 2.2% of the testing results) failing to submit last July 7, the Health Agency reports 5,881 new cases today (about 400 more than yesterday), from more than 50,000 tests done for an 11% positivity rate. With more cases than recoveries reported, the active cases remain above 50,000.

There are 70 new deaths reported, placing the case fatality ratio for outcomes steady at 1.82%.

The NCR continued to lead once more, followed by its sister CALABARZON. NCR accounted for more than 13% of todays total cases. All regions except BARMM reported triple digits.

On a provincial level, Iloilo province, Davao del Sur and Laguna continued to lead. And evidently, Davao City stayed as over-all leader (but saw slowing down in cases) among all LGUs in the country. Quezon City, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, and Cagayan de Oro made up the top five.

Quezon City was back on the leader board with close to 200 cases, as several NCR LGUs saw a see saw in cases in its own locality. Six of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top twenty cities/municipalities with most cases for the day.

The OCTA Research Monitoring update for Friday, July 9, 2021 shows better numbers with a declining trend in reproduction numbers, ADAR, ICCUR and positivity testing in the Philippines. However, ICU utilization is still high in Davao City and Iloilo City, Reproduction number is still above 1.0 in Iloilo City, General Santos, Cebu City, Baguio City and Tagum, and General Santos City is seeing a positivity rate of 30% (3 of 10 who test are positive).

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