Triple digits (at last) and the data for 02.28.2022

The last day of February 2022 comes with good news. It’s been awhile since we saw triple digits.

The Health Agency announces 951 new cases based on 5% positivity (now at low risk in testing) from 22407 tests done last February 26. The active cases drop to a little more than 52,000 cases with 91.4% of them being asymptomatic or mild at the time of testing.

Of the cases reported today, 94% are recent (last two weeks) with NCR, CALABARZON and Western Visayas leading the regions. NCR accounted for an average of 1/4 of the national cases.

There are 50 deaths added today. Of the deaths, 90% of them were recent (January and February 2022) while only 4 deaths were from last year (September and June 2021).

Three duplicates were removed from the total, of which one case was a recovery.

There were 36 cases previously tagged as recoveries but were actually deaths after final validation.

The flipside of the coin to today’s good news on national numbers is the regional breakdown. The NCR had 274 or almost 30% of the total cases in the country. The only other region with triple digits is CALABARZON with 139. All other region reported double digits with two regions – BARMM (6) and CARAGA (8) – reporting single digit.

In Mega Manila, only the City of Manila broke the glass ceiling – 76 cases! All other LGUs, including Quezon City reported less than 50 cases. QC had 47, followed by Pasig with 29. The rest of the cities reported less the 20 cases, with 8 LGUs having single digit. The latter were: Las Piñas 5, Malabon 4, Mandaluyong 5, Marikina 4, Muntinlupa 8, Navotas 2, San Juan 3, and Pateros 3.

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