The Health Agency announces 2,018 new cases with 1 added death today. NCR owned 838 (41.5%) of the cases as the provinces outside of Mega Manila see more cases.
NCR had three LGUs with triple digits: Quezon City 150, Makati 107, and Manila 101. Nine other LGUs in the the metro had double digit: Parañaque 82, Pasig 59, Taguig 55, Mandaluyong 49, Las Piñas 47, Pasay City 43, Mandaluyong 41, Muntinlupa 34, Valenzuela and Caloocan 21 and San Juan 10. Navotas reported zero covid today.
Outside of NCR, the provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Iloilo marked triple digits with 135, 122 and 139 cases each. Other provinces and HUCs that saw double digits were: Rizal 90, Bataan 66, Quezon Province 11, Bulacan 62, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija 55, Tarlac 18, Bataan 21, Negros Occidental 25, Cebu (including city) 80, Aklan 11, Capiz 10, Isabela 11, Davao city 26, Pangasinan 28, Baguio city 33, and Benguet province 13.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
As BA.5 and other subvariants of omicron continue to spread all over the world, East Asia is not spared of the onslaught of this subvariant. Japan is seeing another surge in numbers, together with other nations like the Philippines Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In the Philippines, the 7-day average is up at >1300 new daily cases with a 7-day positivity at 9.5%. The effective reproduction number for the country is stable at 1.32 (+/-0.05).
Based on per capita, the Philippines now has double digits and stands at 11.73 cases per million population (as of July 8, 2022). All countries, except for Vietnam and Taiwan, have reproduction numbers >1.0.