Because it is a Tuesday and the data for 08.18.2021

And yes, because it is a Tuesday, we have fewer cases today.

Nevertheless, these are high cases for any other Tuesday as the total cases reported today are still past 10,000.

The Health Agency announces 10,035 new cases today and almost the same number of recoveries, making no change in the active cases which are still past the 100,000 mark.

Tests done last August 15 totaled more than 38,000. The positivity rate remains high at 22.2%.

With 96 new deaths, the case fatality ratio for outcomes is at 1.84%.

While it was the usual low Tuesday for the nation, this was the highest tally for a Tuesday since the pandemic. NCR, CALABARZON, and Central Luzon accounted for 57.9% of the total cases today.

Cavite continued to lead among provinces. Laguna and Rizal, two other provinces in Region IVA joined Cavite in the top 10 provinces again today.

Quezon City remained the top LGU with most COVID-19 cases. Ten of 17 LGUs in NCR are among the top 20 LGUs with most cases in the country. Four cities in Cavite Province and two in Cebu Province are also in the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases for the day.

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