The weekend Saturday has fewer cases with the Health Agency announcing 1223 new cases based on close to 27K tests with a positivity of 5.3% on February 24. As more recoveries were recorded today, the active cases drop to less than 54K. Of the new cases reported today, 96% of them are recent (last two weeks), with NCR, Region 6 and CALABARZON the top three contributors.
There are 128 new deaths added. Of these, only 20% (25) occurred this February, while only 22% (28) last January 2022. This means that 58% of the deaths happened lat year from September to December with 33 deaths in September and 35 in October being added to the deaths reported today.
There were 95 duplicates removed from the total case count – 80 of whom were recoveries while 1 a death.
There were 113 cases previously tagged as recoveries but were in fact deaths.
NCR accounted for a high 23.3% of today’s total cases with 285. Only three other regions reported triple digits – Western Visayas 162, CALABARZON 155, and Central Visayas 142. All other regions reported double digits, except for BARMM which had only 7 cases.
There were 6 ROFs who were added to the positive COVID19 cases for the day.
In the NCR, only the City of Manila had more than 50 cases – at 54. Quezon City came in second with 43 and Parañaque in third with 32. All other LGUs had less than 30 cases. Seven LGUs had only single digit. They were: Malabon 2, Mandaluyong 9, Marikina 4, Muntinlupa 6, Navotas 4, San Juan 6, and Valenzuela 4. Pateros was the lone LGU that had ZERO covid.