Here we go again.
On the first day of ECQ, the Health Agency reports more than 10,000 cases today for tests done August 4 in close to 60,000 tests done with a positivity of 18.4%. This would be tantamount to having 1 in every 5 people testing positive in the country. Active cases are up at more than 74,000. This is the highest number of active cases recorded,
A total of 247 new deaths are reported today, which puts the case fatality ratio for outcomes to 1.82%.
Hospital utilization is also rapidly increasing, with the NCR rising 2-3% on a daily basis this week.
Both NCR and CALABARZON report more than 2,000 new cases each. Central Luzon and Central Visayas reported more than 1,000 but less than 2,000 cases apiece. Note that NCR, CALABARZON, and Central Luzon alone comprised almost 50% of the total cases in the country today. Unlike the previous surges, however, the current one is now scattered all over the country with four regions reporting quadruple digits and almost all the rest triple. Three regions report more than 500 cases today – Western Visayas, Davao Region and Ilocos Region.
In a day marred by more than 10,000 cases, Cavite province takes the lead on a provincial level. Three provinces in the CALABARZON area are among the top ten provinces for the day, which, aside from Cavite, includes Laguna and Rizal. All annexed closed to the border of NCR.
On a LGU level, 11 of 17 LGUs in NCR are among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases. All these 11 LGUs had more than 100 cases each today. Two LGUs in Cavite – Bacoor and Imus – make it to the top twenty cities with most cases in the Philippines.
The Health Agency releases an updated information in a single day. It has also announced that all 17 LGUs in the National Capital Region have cases of the delta variant. On August 5, the Philippine Genome Center Biosurveillance Report reported 119 additional delta variant cases. This means that the percentage of delta cases did not differ yesterday and today.