With 1 laboratory failing to submit data and 41,257 tests done on August 2, the positivity rate of 16.4% is staggeringly high.
The Health Agency reports 7,342 new cases today and with almost equal number of recoveries, the total active cases still exceed 63,000. Note however the healthcare capacities both nationally and in the National Capital Region, where the latter has numbers higher than the previous week alone. ICU is up at 59%, Isolation beds at 52%, ward beds at 48% and ventilators at 42%.
With 90 new deaths, the case fatality ratio for outcomes is at 1.81%.
As Mega Manila prepares to go back into ECQ, the data shows that the original triumvirate – NCR, CALABARZON, and Central Luzon are among the top three regions once more. These three regions alone totaled more than 3,900 cases, or more than 50% of today’s 7,342 total cases.
On a provincial level, while Cebu continued to lead, it was Cavite and Laguna that made up the chunk of cases in the CALABARZON area with close to 1,000 cases.
Four NCR cities were among the top five LGUs with most cases for the day – Quezon City, Manila, Makati and Parañaque. Cebu City came only a distant fourth. Nine of the 17 LGUs from NCR were among the top twenty LGUs for the day.
As the world passes 200,000,000 COVID19 cases, the Philippines also slips past Chile to move up the rankings from 24th to 23rd.