The Health Agency announces 290 new cases today with 69 deaths added. While the numbers stay below the 300 mark, the public is reminded that this is an undercount of the actual number of people who have COVID19, since testing is now limited and contact tracing is absent.
The bulk of today’s cases come from the National Capital Region (as usual), with 115 cases or 40% of the total share.
Seven LGUs in NCR report double digits today. This is led by the City of Manila and Pasay City with 16 cases apiece. The others include: Quezon City 14, Makati 13, Pasig and Caloocan City 12 each, and Parañaque 10. The rest of the 10 LGUs report single digit cases with Muntinlupa and Pateros reporting zero cases.
Outside of the NCR, the following provinces report double digits: Cavite 14, Laguna 12, Bataan and Tarlac 10, Iloilo 14 (province 9, city 5), and Cebu 12 (city 8, province 4).
In terms of ADAR, the following LGUs in the NCR have >1.0/100,000 population: Pasay City 3.67, San Juan 2.28, Makati 2.08, Parañaque 1.72, and the city of Manila 1.36.
Only one area outside of the NCR has an ADAR >1/100,000 population – Iloilo City 1.13.
Provinces with the highest fatality rates to date are: Aurora Province 5.3%, Cebu province 5.1%, Guimaras 4.6%, Zambales and Davao de Oro 4% apiece, Oriental Mindoro 3.8%, Puerto Princesa 3.6%, Iligan City 3.7%, Negros Occidental 3.4%, Cadiz and Antique 3.3%, Cagayan province 3.1%, and Davao del Norte and Surigao del Sur 3% each. All other regions and provinces with fatality rates < 3% are not listed here.