The Health Agency reported 500 additional cases today announcing 11,010 new cases today. With more than 22,500 recoveries, there are a bit more than 100,000 active cases with 90.2% being asymptomatic and mild at the time of testing.
Total tests done last October 7 was 56,475 with 16.3% positivity.
There were 273 new deaths reported today putting the total deaths closer to 40,000.
Notice that there is now a lowering of health care utilization, including ICU utilization.
NCR saw a slight bump up in the share of the total cases with 18.2% or 2,005 new cases. Nevertheless, it was Northern Luzon that accounted for 28% of the country’s cases with Cagayan Valley in second spot.
On a provincial level, four provinces located in Northern Luzon are among the top ten – Isabela and Benguet (first and third), and Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya.
Nine of 17 LGUs continued to be in the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases. The shift is in the LGUs outside of Mega Manila, where 6 of those in the top ten are from outside of the National Capital Region. Those in the top ten are: Baguio City, Davao City, Zamboanga City, Dasmariñas (Cavite), Cauayan (Isabela) and Bacolod City.