While the Health Agency reports 4,008 new cases today, with more recoveries, the active cases are now at less than 48,000. We will more or less end this week with a 7-day average of around 4500 cases/day.
There were a little more than 50,000 tests done on October 28 with a 7.8% positivity rate.
It was the deaths that was the shocker for the day. The Department of Health announced 423 deaths (most likely from backlogs but reported only today), as the Philippines crosses the 43,00 mark for deaths and 1.56% case fatality rate based on outcomes.
The NCR continued to stay on top among regions with most cases. However, it accounted for a lower 15.6% of the total national cases and is down to a positivity rate of 5% (compared to the national 7-day average of 7.8%). Regions in Northern Luzon are back on top with Cagayan Valley and CAR in second and third spot today.
On a provincial level, Isabela, Benguet and Nueva Vizcaya took the top three spots. Two other provinces in Northern Luzon are in the top 10 list – Ifugao and Cagayan.
It was inevitable them that on an LGU level, Baguio City would top the list as it had more cases than Quezon City today. While 9 of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top 20 most cases by city or municipality, five LGUs in the top ten were outside of NCR. They are: Zamboanga City, Davao City, Luna (Isabela), and Itogon (Benguet).
It was an interesting day for death reports, as the Philippines reported 423 deaths today. The highest in a single day. For today only, this is the breakdown for the death reports from the data drop of the Health Agency.
Todays deaths were mostly from September and October, and many more than a month late. There were 22 cases that went as far back as August 2021 and even one came from a year ago November 2020.
By region, it was Davao Region and Central Visayas that accounted for most of the death (late or not) reports.
On a provincial level, it was Davao Del Sur and Cebu Province that also led the deaths for the day.
Logically, on an LGU level, most deaths were from Davao City and several LGUs in the Cebu Province.