It’s not too bad, but it’s the highest Tuesday we’ve ever had, as the Health Agency reports 18,012 new cases. Which is still bad. With an almost equal number of recoveries (as the recoveries play catch up to the new cases), the active cases hover at almost 160,000.
With more than 57,000 tests done on September 5 – the highest number of tests done on a Sunday – the positive rate is high at 28.1%.
Total number of deaths reported today is 161. The case fatality ratio is at 1.77% as of today.
ICU utilization is 75% at the NCR, and 76% on the national level.
On the ‘low Tuesday’, four regions reported quadruple digits – NCR, CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Ilocos Region. All remaining 14 regions reported triple digits.,
Cavite remained the trailblazer among provinces, but the provinces of Laguna, Rizal and Batangas, all from Region IVA were second to fourth rank today.
Eleven of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top twenty. Six LGUs from CALABARZON joined the top 20 list.
The unknowns are back in NCR as 41 of the 4,794 cases have no known location but are supposedly cases in Mega Manila.