My last three days of having to blog about the daily new cases. The Health Agency will discontinue its daily reporting on March 7. Today, they announce 853 new cases as the active cases tip toe on the 50K mark. More than 91% of the active cases were asymptomatic or mild at the time of diagnosis.
Of the 853 cases reported today, only 92% occurred recently (last two weeks) with the NCR, CALABARON and Central Visayas reporting the most cases.
Now let’s drill down to the 232 deaths announced today.
Only 5 (2%) occurred in March, 17 (7%) in February and 16 (7%) last January 2022. Where did the 84% of deaths come from? From 2020 – 2021.
In 2020 the following deaths were recorded for the corresponding month: July (2), August (6), September (5), October (4), November (7), December (1).
In 2021, the following deaths were recorded for the corresponding month: January (1), February (4), March (31), April (20), May (14), June (7), July (9), August (22), September (36), October (18), and November (7).
As additional side note, 11 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of whom 5 were recoveries.
Two hundred nineteen cases previously tagged as recoveries (wayyyy back in 2020) were discovered to have died and tagged as such after final validation (which makes you wonder how many more tagged as recoveries actually died?).
NCR accounted for 22% of the daily cases with 185 added today. The only other region with triple digits was CALABARZON with 133 cases. All other regions reported double digits except for CARAGA that had only 3 cases today. Western Visayas had 93, Central Visayas 99 and Central Luzon 75 cases. All other regions with double digits had less than 50 cases.
In the NCR, of the 17 LGUs, 10 LGUs continued to report single digit cases, while the remaining had double digits.
Those with single digit number were: Caloocan 9, Malabon 1, Mandaluyong 9, Marikina 6, Muntinlupa 4, Navotas 3, Pasig 4, San Juan 1, Valenzuela 9 and Pateros 2. The LGUs that led in Mega Manila were: City of Manila 33, and Pasay City tying with Quezon City with 23 cases apiece. The rest of the LGUs had more than 10 but less than 20 cases.
There were 11 ROFs that reported positive today.