East Asia in review and the data for 07.24.2022

The Health Agency announces 3657 new cases and 13 deaths with 14.1% positivity today. The NCR owned 1327 (36%) of the cases with CALABARZON owning 911.

In the NCR, five LGUs report triple digits: Quezon City 290, Makati 149, Manila 147, Parañaque 103, and Taguig 100. Nine LGUs reported double digits: Pasig 99, Las Piñas 92, Mandaluyong 66, Pasay City 62, Muntinlupa 46, Caloocan 44, Valenzuela 42, Marikina 34, and San Juan 26.

Provinces and HUCs outside of NCR that reported triple digits today were: Cavite 290, Laguna 250, Rizal 205, Cebu 157, Iloilo 144, and Batangas 130.

Those with double digits included: Quezon Province 33, Bulacan 71, Pampanga 98, Bataan 59, Nueva Ecija 52, Tarlac 42, Zambales 25, Negros Occidental 36, Aklan 20, Cadiz 26, Negros Oriental 15, Bohol 14, Cagayan Province 31, Isabela 36, Nueva Vizcaya 10, Quirino Province 10, Davao del Sur 60, Pangasinan 80, Ilocos Sur 10, Baguio City 37, Mt. Province 13, Cagayan de Oro 17, General Santos 16, Camarines Sur 17, Albay 27, Sorsogon 12, Zamboanga City 15, Leyte 13, Samar 11, Butuan City 11, and Mindoro Oriental 26.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

While the Philippines is recording an increase in cases, the number of cases among the East Asian nations are rising as well. This phenomenon is expected as the world experiences the spread of BA.5 and BA.2.75 sub variants of omicron.

Japan for the first time exceeded the 200,000 daily cases yesterday, while South Korea is seeing an uptick as it rides its third wave, prompting the South Korean government to instill mandatory testing (RT-PCR) on arrival (up to the third day of arrival) in the country. Taiwan and Vietnam are the only countries that are continuing to see a decline in the number of daily cases and the 7-day average. Thailand and Taiwan are the only countries with effective reproduction number (Rt) that is <1.0.

Based on population size, Brunei a country with less than half a million population and has a 7-day average 1,737 daily cases has the higher per capita cases in this part of the world with close to 4000 cases/million population. Its reproduction number is at 1.50.

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