Worse before better as we pass 1.7M cases and the data on 08.12.2021

The Health Agency reports high of 12,439 new cases today pushing the active cases to an all time high of more than 87,000.

Tests done on August 10 were more than 57,000 but the positivity rate was at 22.5%. Meaning, of every 100 patients tested, more than 22 tested positive (or 1 positive for every 4-5 patients tested).

Total deaths reported today is 165. The case fatality ratio for outcomes is at 1.83%.

NCR now accounts for almost 30% of the total cases in the nation. Together with CALABARZON and Central Luzon, they make up more than 60% of the cases for the day. Four regions report quadruple digits as the country sees a continuing rise in COVID-19 cases.

Cavite continued to lead on a provincial level, accounting for almost 50% of the total cases for Region IVA alone.

On an LGU level, Quezon City led the day to make 13 of 17 LGUs from NCR be included in the top 20 cities with most cases.

The country reports 177 new cases of the delta variant out of the 372 sequenced on August 11. It is important to remember that newly announced cases do not mean that they occurred today. It is only being reported today based on what was sequenced on the date announced. The delta variant now makes up 47.5% of the variants reported on August 11, 2021.


With increasing cases in various parts of the Philippines, the top 40 LGUs with most new cases based on the 7-day average from August 5-11 are in the graph below. The Philippines Rt is now at 1.41 while the NCR is up at 1.76. The positivity rate of the country is critical at 21%, while that of NCR is high at 17%.

Only 2 cities saw a decline in the 7-day average – General Santos and Laoag. All the rest had double digit increase in cases.

In terms of ADAR or incidence rate, those considered critical are: Cebu City, Makati, Lapu Lapu City, Imus (Cavite), Pasay City, Santa Rosa (Laguna), Navotas, Malolos (Bulacan), Tuguegarao, Mariveles (Bataan), Kalibo (Aklan), and Laoag (Ilocos Norte).

ICU utilization is at critical risk for Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro, Taguig, Las Piñas, Imus (Cavite), Dasmariñas (Cavite), Muntinlupa, Iloilo City, General Trias, Tuguegarao, Cabuyao (Laguna), San Fernando (Pampanga) and Meycauayan (Bulacan).

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