We were primed already for higher numbers so we shouldn’t be surprised at today’s announcement of more than 18,000 cases.
With 18,332 new cases, this brings the active cases past 130,000 in spite of the close to 14,000 recoveries. And the highest single day count of new cases since the pandemic began.
Of the close to 65,000 tests done last August 21, the positivity was still at 25%. Meaning 1 in 4 would be positive.
There are 151 new deaths announced today, which brings the total deaths close to 32,000 and the case fatality ratio for outcomes at 1.86%.
NCR had close to 5,000 new cases but keeps its 26% share in the total cases for the day. CALABARZON and Central Luzon have increasing cases in their regions, but it is Cagayan Valley that saw a dramatic rise in cases overnight. Whether the cases in Cagayan Valley are actually delayed or recent reports, they are still new announced numbers.
Cavite, Laguna and Cagayan are the provinces with quadruple digits, with Cavite reporting almost 2,000 new cases for the day.
All first six spots among the top 20 LGUs for the day go to LGUs in NCR. In seventh, however, is the city of Tuguegarao in Cagayan. Eleven of 17 LGUs in NCR are in the top twenty. Other LGUs outside of NCR in the top twenty include 4 from Cavite and 2 from Laguna.