The Philippines is seeing a decline in cases as the Health Agency reports 3,218 new cases today. With more than 6000 recoveries, the active cases are down to a tad above 50,000. The last time we saw cases this low as March 7, 2021 with 3,271 cases.
Total tests done last October 25 was more than 41,000 with 7.6% positivity rate.
ICU utilization rate is at 42% in the NCR and 51% average nationally.
It is the deaths that came to haunt us with 271 deaths reported today.
The National Capital Region accounted for 18% of the total cases in the country today. Cagayan Valley and CAR were in second and third spots, while Central Luzon and CALABARZON are seeing dramatic decline in cases.
Among provinces, those in Northern Luzon continued to be among the top 10. They are: Isabela, Ifugao, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Cagayan.
On an LGU level, Davao City topped the most number of cases today. Eleven of 17 LGUs were from NCR, while Lubang, Zamboanga City, and Baguio City were among the top 10 LGUs with highest cases.
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Of the 9 LGUs that were major problems at the beginning of the last surge, it is Cebu City that shone. The Queen City of the South is the only LGU in the group that now as VERY LOW RISK and is tagged in blue. With an average of 18 new cases/day and a positivity rate of 2%, it shows that even in an area as populous and congested as this city, getting out of the pandemic is possible. Their incidence is 1.72/100,000 population, an R of 0.42, HCUR of 19% and ICU utilization rate of 29% is an outstanding feat.
Note that in the plus 8 areas, only Laguna and Pampanga remain at moderate risk based on the indicators in the COVIDACTNOW and do not reflect the alert level ratings of the DoH and IATF.