With a national positivity rate at 6.3% of 28,246 cases last February 22, the Health Agency reports 1745 new cases today. Which is not surprising considering that the positivity rate remains at moderate risk, with individual regions and provinces having a dire lack in testing.
The active cases are a little more than 55K, with close to 92% being mild or asymptomatic at the time of testing.
Of the 1745 cases reported today, 1250 are fresh while more than 500 are backlogs that needed to get reported. NCR, CALABARZON and Central Luzon led the pack.
It’s the deaths that’s really startling as there are 188 new deaths added today. Half or 94 of these occurred in February while 36 occurred in January 2022. This means that 31% of today’s reported deaths happened last year with 44 deaths from September 2021 alone.
There were 112 duplicates removed from the total cases, of which 104 were recoveries.
There were 126 cases previously tagged as recoveries but were in actuality deaths and reclassified as such. Bringing the total deaths past the 56,000 mark.
NCR accounted for 17.9% of todays cases with 313 reported. This was followed by Western Visayas 215, CALABARZON 210, Central Visayas 187, Davao Region 149 and Central Luzon 142. All other regions reported less than 100 cases. There were 16 ROFs (returning overseas Filipinos) who tested positive.
In Mega Manila, Quezon City led the haul with 65 cases (they also led among all LGUs in the country), followed by the City of Manila with 46, Pasig with 34, Makati with 26 and Pasay City with 21. All other LGUs in NCR had less than 20 cases with six LGUs continuing to report single digit. The latter were: Malabon 6, Muntinlupa 7, Navotas 5, San Juan 7, Valenzuela 8, and Pateros 2.
Outside of NCR, top three HUCs (highly urbanized cities) with most cases were: Davao City 60, Iloilo City 59 and Cebu City 58.