It’s always good to hear better news. So instead of the low Tuesdays, we’ve had lower cases on Wednesdays. And this time, it’s not only the cases that are a bit lower, but it’s also the positivity rate.
The Health Agency announces 12,805 new cases for today. With less recoveries, the active cases are slightly up.
There were more than 51,000 tests done last September 27, for a positivity rate of 22.9%. The lower positivity rate is good news if we are able to sustain this and we do more testing so that we can do appropriate contact tracing.
The deaths are a different matter altogether. The Health Agency this morning announced 292 additional deaths, which did not include the 190 deaths in the 4PM report. The aliquot reporting on deaths was likely due to glitches the system has been experiencing in the past week. Note that 212 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation. One hundred seventy five of these recoveries to deaths are part of the 292 deaths added this morning. This brings the total deaths due to COVID19 past the 38,000 mark. [Note that the DoH corrected the deaths an hour after posting and the total deaths reported in the 4PM report were down to 186, making the total deaths of the day 448.]
The NCR accounted for 23% of the total cases for the day with 2,967. Other regions with four digits were: CALABARZON, Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley and Western Visayas. None of the regions reported less than triple digits.
On a provincial level, Rizal and Cavite led the provinces.
And on a LGU level, 12 of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases. Included in the top ten LGUs were: Baguio (2nd), Davao City (4th), Antipolo (5th), Bacolod City (8th), Bacoor City (Cavite, 9th) and Iloilo City (10th), as many LGUs in the provinces are in the top 10.