Finally, we broke all records. And we have not peaked yet.
The last Monday of August, the Health Agency reports 22,366 new cases. This pushes the active cases to nearly 150,000.
Last August 28, with over 65,000 tests done, 27.5% were positive.
There were 222 new deaths reported, putting the case fatality ratio for outcomes at 1.82%.
Hospital utilization for intensive care units is above critical levels both nationally and in the National Capital Region.
With more than 22,000 cases today, NCR contributed to 1/4 of today’s cases (a little less than 25%). Seven regions (together with NCR) reported quadruple digits. A first in the country since the pandemic began. These other regions were: CALABARZON, Central Luzon, Western Visayas, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley and Davao Region.
On a provincial level, the cases in Cavite province and Laguna continue to climb. Cavite had almost 2,000 cases today.
Among LGUs, while 11 of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20, it is Davao City that is seeing a significant rise in cases as it ranks second over-all in todays rankings. Six LGUs from CALABARZON are in the top 20 list as well.
This saga is still evolving as the Philippines landed in 5th in the world with most cases for 08.30.2021.