The Health Agency announces 2010 new cases with a positivity rate of 10.4% from 20K plus tests done last February 13. The positivity rate is still high as it is over the 10% mark. Of the cases today only 78% occurred in the past 2 weeks are reported today. Top regions were: NCR, CALABARZON and Western Visayas.
The number of actives drop to 72K, with 93.5% being mild to asymptomatic at the time of testing.
Of the 52 deaths ALL (100%) occurred in January and February 2022 (with 56% occurring in February vs 44% in January).
There are 12 duplicates removed from the total case count. Of these, 9 are recoveries.
There were 34 cases previously tagged as recoveries but reclassified as deaths after final validation.
NCR will always account for a majority of the daily haul of COVID19 cases, because of its inherent capacity to test and of the larger population in the smallest region in the country. Today, Mega Manila had 301 cases (15%). Other regions with triple digits were CALABARZON (230), Western Visayas (205), Central Visayas (193), CAR (179), Davao Region (173), Central Luzon (156), and SOCCKSARGEN (106). All remaining regions reported double digits.
Sixteen ROFs were included among today’s positives.
In NCR, the following LGUs reported more than 20 cases: City of Manila (51), Quezon City (46), Pasay City (29), Makati and Parañaque (26) each, and Muntinlupa (23). All the rest had either <20 cases but double digit numbers. There were 5 LGUs with single digit: Malabon (7), Marikina (7), Navotas (2), San Juan (4) and Valenzuela (8). Pateros had ZERO case.
HUCs (highly urbanized cities) outside of NCR saw Davao City with 80, Baguio City with 61, Cebu City with 44 and Iloilo City with 35 cases today.
OCTA RESEARCH MONITORING REPORT
Based on the data provided by Prof. Guido David, the risk level for NCR and Central Luzon has considerably improved and shows that NCR, together with majority of the provinces in Central Luzon are now at low risk in various variables: ADAR, Rt, healthcare utilization rate. Only positivity rate remains moderate to very high in all (except for the province of Zambales), which shows us testing in these areas.
For the leading HUCs (highly urbanized cities) in the country, majority are at moderate risk, except for Iloilo City that remains as high risk. The ADAR of Baguio City and Iloilo City remain high, while Lucena and Olongapo are now low. The reproduction rate is very low for all the HUCs except for Puerto Princesa which is low. Health care utilization rate impacts on Iloilo City the most, followed by Tacloban City and Zamboanga City. The positivity rate is all over the wall. Which puts each HUC anywhere from low risk (Angeles, Lucena and Olongapo), moderate (NCR, Bacolod, Cebu City, Dagupan, Lapu Lapu City, and Tacloban City), high (Baguio City, Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, Mandaue, Isabela, and Zamboanga City) and very high (Butuan, Cotabato City, General Santos, Iligan City, Iloilo City, Naga City, Ormoc, and Puerto Princesa)