With 8,167 new cases reported today based on more than 50,000 tests done last July 31, (there is a typo error in the infographic of the Health Agency and that should read July not August 31), the positivity rate of 15.7% is worrisome. Not enough tests are being done, and not enough people are being contact traced. Todays new cases was enough to push the total COVID-19 cases to more than 1.6M.
There are 77 new deaths, bringing the case fatality ratio for outcomes to 1.82%.
In spite of more recoveries today, the active cases remain at more than 62,000.
NCRs cases continued an upward trend and pulled away from all regions as almost 25% of the country’s total cases are from Mega Manila alone. Five regions had more than 500 new cases reported.
While Cebu province continued to dominate the provincial level, it was Cavite, Laguna and Rizal that raked in more than 1,200 new cases for the day, accounting for the most cases in Region IVA.
Among LGUs, Quezon City reported almost 400 new cases, followed by Cebu City, Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Makati City. We are back to that point where many LGUs in NCR are in the top 20. Today, 12 of 17 LGUs from NCR made it to the top twenty.
Eleven of 17 LGUs in NCR had triple digits.
OCTA MONITORING REPORT
In today’s report, OCTA presents the hotspots outside of NCR.
Cagayan de Oro remains to be at critical risk over-all. With the five indicators used, Mandaue has the highest infection rate, while Laoag has the highest incidence rate (ADAR). Both Cagayan de Oro and Lapu Lapu City are at critical levels on hospital bed use. ICU utilization is also critical in Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro. Positive testing surpasses 20% in Laoag, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos and Iloilo City.