So the 12,000 plus cases yesterday was depressing. But as I explained, it had to be the backlogs which were unaccounted for during the glitches with COVIDKaya. Hopefully, that has been resolved.
The Health Agency announces 8,292 new cases today, its lowest since the last time we touched 8,423 cases last August 10, 2021. According to the infographic, todays data is based on over 52,000 tests done October 9, with a positivity rate of 16.5%.
With only 306 recoveries, the active case are up at close to 99,000.
Health care utilization seems to be doing well both nationally (69%) and the National Capital Region (67%). The HCUR is a good reflection on how well correlated the cases are with the trend in the pandemic.
There were 36 new deaths reported today.
While the NCR still recorded the highest cases among the regions, it reported 1,445 (17%) cases, and was the only region to report quadruple digits. Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region and CAR accounted for around 30% of today’s total cases.
On a provincial level, 5 provinces in Northern Luzon are in the top ten – Isabela, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, and La Union.
Nine of 17 LGUs in Mega Manila are in the top twenty cities/municipalities with most cases for the day. Several LGUs in Northern Luzon are in the top 20 – Baguio City, Delfin Albano (Magsaysay in Isabela), City of Candon (Ilocos Sur), La Trinidad (Benguet), San Fernando City (La Union), and Tuguegarao City (Cagayan).