The Health Agency announces 2578 new cases with no added deaths today and a tad rise in positivity to 11.8%. While there is an increasing number of cases in the country, the pattern over the last few days saw NCR owning less that 40% of the total share. Today, NCR accounted for 916 (35%) of the cases, which means that the case load has now spread to the provinces outside of Mega Manila and continues to rise there.
Outside of NCR, CALABARZON had four of its five provinces register triple digits with Cavite leading with 200 cases. Laguna followed with 174, Rizal 173 and Batangas 101. Quezon Province had 27 cases.
The province of Iloilo led Western Visayas with 161 cases followed by Negros Occidental with 38, Antique 16, Cadiz 10, Guimaras 8.
Central Visayas had Cebu with 77 cases, Negros Oriental 10, and Bohol 13.
Central Luzon had Pampanga leading with 96 cases, followed by Bulacan 77, Batangas 53, Tarlac 30, Nueva Ecija 21 and Zambales 10.
Other provinces and HUCs with double digits today were: Pangasinan 69, Baguio City 34, Davao City 48, Ilocos Norte 13, Benguet 10, Cagayan de Oro City 17, South Cotabato 13, Sorsogon 11, Leyte 13, Surigao del Sur 10, and Oriental Mindoro 11.
In the NCR, Quezon City led with 202 cases today followed by Manila with 113. Other LGUs with double digits were: Makati 95, Taguig 84, Pasig 77, Parañaque 70, Las Piñas 59, Mandaluyong 53, Marikina 40, Caloocan 31, Muntinlupa 29, Pasay City 21, and Valenzuela and San Juan with 17 each.
A summary on the trend and situation of NCR is provided below by OCTA Research Fellow, Prof. Guido David on the situation in the National Capital Region. Notice how the growth rate is slightly slowing down. And as cases in the NCR decelerate in growth, this means that with continued increasing cases nationally, the numbers have shifted to the provinces, where vaccination rates are mostly lower and healthcare is also less robust.