It was a surreal way to welcome the “BER” months.
With the Health Agency announcing 14,216 new cases today, the country officially crosses the 2M mark. The active cases are down to a little more than 140,000. However, with more than 50,000 tests done on August 30 showing a positivity rate of 26.4%, this may mean that we may still see more than 20,000 cases any day this week.
New deaths announced today was 86. The case fatality rate for outcomes is at 1.81%.
While the ICU utilization rate is lower, this not translate to the actual condition on the ground because hospitals have declared full capacity because many of the healthcare workers are also down with COVID-19 or under quarantine. While beds may not be physically full, there is no way that patients can be accommodated in a hospital that is understaffed.
NCR accounted for close to 29% of the cases today. Together with CALABARZON and Central Luzon, the NCR plus now contributes to almost 2/3 of the cases in the country.
Cavite continued to lead among provinces, this time with Laguna and Rizal in second and third rank.
Of the 17 LGUs in NCR, 12 made it to the top twenty today. Four cities in Cavite, 1 in Laguna and 1 in Rizal were also in the top twenty. Davao City is in 4th.