The second highest cases reported since the pandemic began, the Health Agency reports, 17,447 new cases today. But with only 6,772 recoveries, the active cases jumps to more than 140,000.
The highest number of tests done was reported last August 25, but the positivity rate was 26.1% in more than 70,000 tests.
Total new deaths added was 113, and the case fatality ratio is at 1.85%.
Hospital utilization and ICU rate is at 75% both nationally and in the NCR.
The NCR reports close to 5,000 new cases today, as CALABARAZON, Central Luzon and Central Visayas declare quadruple digits for the day. For the second day, all the rest of the regions report triple digits. The NCR plus bubble is seeing an increase in the share of cases for the country with NCR accounting for 28% today.
Cavite and Laguna now have quadruple digits on a provincial level.
Thirteen of 17 LGUs in NCR are in the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases today. The surprise LGUs are Davao City which saw a jump in cases overnight, landing in third and Bacoor (in Cavite) that landed in fourth. Three Cavite cities and two Laguna cities are in the top twenty as well.