Good news Tuesday is still bad news and the data on 08.24.2021

After landing 7th most cases reported in the world in a single day, the Health Agency reports 12,067 new cases today with more than 127,000 remaining active. The new cases do not necessarily mean they are yesterday. They are NEWLY ANNOUNCED cases. While there may be less cases today, today happens to be the highest Tuesday on record. The past Tuesday for the month of August were: Aug 3 – 6,879, Aug 10 – 8560, Aug 17 – 10,035 cases.

There were just a little more than 45,000 tests done on Sunday, August 22. And with around 25% positivity rate, this just means that 1 in every 4 tested that day, tested positive.

It’s the deaths that’s worrisome as the Philippines passes the 32,000 mark with 303 new deaths announced. The case fatality ratio based on outcomes is 1.85%. If we use the 7-day average deaths and divide it by the 7-day average of the number of cases 10 days earlier (moving average case fatality rate), the rate would be at 2.13%.

NCR accounted for 23% of today’s more than 12,000 cases. CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and Central Visayas accounted for more than 44%.

Among provinces, it is Cavite that continued to report quadruple digits, with Bulacan and Cebu coming in second and third.

Nine of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top twenty cities with most cases, while Cavite had 4 LGUs in the list.


Today’s special coverage is the province of Cagayan. Cagayan region had more than 1,500 cases yesterday and the DoH announced 1,066 new cases in the province of Cagayan. The capital, Tuguegarao had a new high yesterday with 323 reported cases. The incidence rate is up at more than 73/100,000 population in Tuguegarao and Bothe province of Cagayan is at critical levels in terms of ICU utilization. Among all the provinces in the region, Batanes remained the lowest ADAR at 0.79 and zero cases.

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