With declining cases, the reproduction number of the Philippines as of October 3 stood at 0.85 (+/- 0.05). Which is good news, as NCR’s reproduction number slips further to 0.64 and a positivity rate around 16%.
Today, the Health Agency reports 10,019 new cases. With more than 7000 recoveries, the active cases is up at 115,328. Total tests done last October 5 was 56,418, with a positivity rate of 18.1% (higher nationally than Mega Manila).
New deaths reported were 109.
The very late post for the granular data is due to the glitches in uploading of COVIDKaya.
While NCR had 1,778 new cases, this was down to 17.7% of the total cases in the country. CALABARZON and Central Luzon are back in second and third place, while Cagayan Valley had 1,015 new cases. Again, all the remaining regions reported triple digits.
This data is well correlated with the top provinces Benguet and Isabela which continued to lead on a provincial level.
On the LGU level, 9 of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top twenty cities with most cases. Baguio City, Davao City, Bacolod City and Zamboanga City made it to the top ten list.