It’s a Tuesday, and with 17.5% positivity rate (the highest we’ve had since last year) for more than 37,000 tests done on August 1, the Health Agency reports 6,879 new cases today. Not only is this worrisome but is a sign of worst numbers in the days ahead, which could reach a record of 10,000 again towards the weekend.
Forty eight new deaths puts the case fatality ratio for outcomes at 1.82%.
The ICU bed utilization in both the NCR and the national level begin to significantly climb at 57% and 62%, respectively.
While the NCR continued to lead the daily numbers, the surprise of the day was Muntinlupa City, which came in THIRD among 17 LGUs in NCR and 7th in the country in one of the wildest jump of cases for the day. CALABARZON, Central Visayas, Central Luzon, Western Visayas were 2nd-5th, respectively.
Cebu led among provinces on a provincial level, and yes, among LGUs, Cebu City took the lead today from Quezon City with more than 300 cases. Ten LGUs had triple digits in the country, while nine of 17 LGUs from NCR were among the top 20 cities/municipalities for the day.