With 16,313 new cases today, we are 800 cases shy of 1.9 Million COVID-19 cases. Will we end August breaching the 2M mark?
With todays new cases, the total active breaches 130,000.
There were more than 65,000 tests done on August 24 or around 25% positivity. This meant that one in every 4 tested that day were positive.
New deaths announced totaled 236, with a case fatality ratio for outcomes steady at 1.85%.
Healthcare utilization is up both nationally and in the NCR. ICU utilization rate in the NCR is reported at 77% today.
NCR accounts for 26% of the total cases today. Other regions with quadruple digit reports were CALABARZON (22%), Central Luzon (15%), and Central Visayas (6.7%). All regions reported more than 100 new cases today.
Among provinces, while Cavite raked in quadruple digits, the provinces of Laguna, Rizal and Batangas made it to the top ten.
Twelve of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20 cities/municipalities in the country for the day. Three LGUs in Cavite also were in the top 20 list.
OCTA MONITORING REPORT
Today’s report highlights Central Luzon or Region III, that is consistently third among regions with most cases in the country.