Still at 21.9% positivity rate but 12,021 cases for 08.11.2021

With only less than 40,000 tests done August 9, 2021, a positivity rate of 21.9% is very high. What’s worst is that the Health Agency announces 12,021 new cases today, pushing the active cases to more than 80,000.

Total new deaths announced is 154 today.

Health care facilities are once more being deluged with ICU bed occupancy at 69% in the NCR and 68% nationally.

The NCR continued to contribute heavily to the daily tally accounting for 26% of the total COVID-19 cases for the day. Together with CALABARZON and Central Luzon, these three regions brought in 60% of the cases for the day!!!

Cavite province had quadruple digits and led on a provincial level. This was followed by Cebu and Laguna, respectively.

On a LGU level, Quezon City led once more with close to 600 new cases. Nine of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top twenty cities with most cases. All cases in the top twenty are triple digits and the fewest cases in the 20th spot was Lapu Lapu City with 142 cases for the day. Four cities in Cavite made it to the top 20 list – Imus, Dasmariñas, Bacoor and General Trias.


The reproduction number in the NCR slowed down as of August 10, 2021 slowed down to 1.74. But the numbers are still high, and the situation remains volatile at the moment as the ICU occupancy in Mega Manila begins to build up. The ICUs in the NCR may breach the 70% critical level by the weekend.

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