Today is the second to the last day that the Health Agency will be announcing the daily cases and deaths.
There were 941 added today, with 833 (89%) being recent (last two weeks). Over 100 cases included in today’s announcement were backlogs.
Of the close to 27k tests done last March 3, 3.8% were positive.
Top three regions were: NCR, CALABARZON and Central Visayas.
The deaths, however, were recent. Of the 109 deaths announced today, 86% occurred from January to March 2022, with the majority coming in from February.
There were 10 duplicates removed. All were recoveries.
There were 96 cases previously tagged as recoveries but on final validation were actually deaths.
NCR accounted for more than 1/4 (26%) of the total cases today with 245 cases. The was led by the City of Manila with 49 and Quezon City with 43 cases. The only other LGU in NCR with more than 20 cases was Makati with 22. Seven LGUs in Mega Manila had single digit. They were: Malabon 5, Marikina 2, Muntinlupa 3, Navotas 1, San Juan 7, Valenzuela 7, and Pateros 1.
On a regional level, aside from NCR, two other regions reported triple digits. These were CALABARZON with 151 cases and Western Visayas with 110. Two regions report single digit – BARMM 2 and Bicol 5.
There were 9 ROFs positive today.