I guess the numbers 9/11 is symbolic. Twenty years ago, it stood for the worst terror attack in the United States.
As the world stood to remember that day, the Philippines breaks an all time high in COVID19 cases with the Health Agency announcing 26,303 new cases. It took a day to surpass the 2.2 Million mark. This pushes the active cases past 185,000 and climbing.
Note that of todays cases, 1,608 were supposed to have been included yesterday but were not. The total number of cases for September 11 is actually 24,695.
Tests done September 9 were past 75,000 but the positivity rate was still unmanageable at 27.6%.
The health care capacity is definitely at past critical levels, with the NCR’s ICU rate past 77% (which is an under report). Note that this does not count the beds for “closed” ICUs because of lack of personnel to man these units.
Total deaths reported was 79 as the total deaths near 35,000. The case fatality ratio for outcomes is at 1.73%.
The NCR had a record high of more than 9,000 cases or close to one-third of the total cases in the country today. Three other regions were reporting quadruply digits – CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and Western Visayas. But it was NCR that stood out among the rest with numbers too numerous to validate that more than 11% of the NCR cases were from unknown LGUs.
On a provincial level, six provinces reported quadruple digits, making this the highest number of provinces recording 4-digits in a single day. They were: Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Iloilo and Batangas.
Twelve of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases. This, notwithstanding the fact that 1,026 were unknowns from NCR. Six LGUs in CALABARZON were also in the 20 twenty list.
As the day closed, the Philippines, for the first time, ranked 4th (it’s highest ever) among the global cases of COVID-19 on 09.11.2021.
Truly, spiraling out of control.