Averaging at almost 18,000 new cases/day (7-day moving average), the Health Agency announces 20,741 new cases today. A few hundred more than yesterday, making today, the second highest daily cases reported. The active cases are still more than 150,000 in spite the more than 21,000 new recoveries.
On September 2, more than 74,000 tests were done. The highest number of daily tests. But the positivity rate is also at a all time high of 28%!
With 189 new deaths, the case fatality ratio for outcomes stands at 1.80%.
Four regions report quadruple digits today, with NCR a far lead from any of the regions with 6,042 new cases (29.1%). Together with CALABARZON and Central Luzon, the NCR plus accounted for more than 63% of the total for the day.
The provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan report quadruple digits as well. Eight of the top 10 provinces report more than 500 cases apiece.
Twelve of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top 20 list, with Quezon City back at quadruple digits. In CALABARZON, 3 LGUs in Cavite, 2 in Laguna and 1 in Rizal were among the top twenty.