2986 new cases and 40 added deaths for 08.26.2022

The Health Agency reports 2986 new cases as the positivity rate plateaued at 14.3% today. However, the deaths continued to pile up with 40 added. The NCR accounted for 29.2% of the day’s cases with 872.

In NCR, Quezon City and Manila were the LGUs that reported triple digits with 184 and 125, respectively. Double digits were seen in Makati 87, Pasig 73, Taguig 70, Parañaque 47, Las Piñas 46, Muntinlupa 41, Caloocan and Pasay City 38 each, Mandaluyong and Marikina 34 each, Valenzuela 31 and San Juan 12.

Outside of NCR, four provinces reported triple digits: Cavite 173, Rizal 119, Bulacan 112 and Laguna 107. Those with more than 50 cases but less than 100 were: Batangas 58, Pampanga 76, Nueva Ecija 72, Tarlac 53, Iloilo 57, Negros Occidental 84, Cebu 83, Cagayan Province 67, Davao del Sur 99, La Union 60, Baguio City 99.

Areas that saw higher than usual numbers today were: Ilocos Norte 43, Davao del Norte 34, Benguet 36, Kalinga 21, Mountain Province 21, Bukidnon 25 and Albay 27.

Reminder to the readers that these numbers may not reflect the actual COVID-19 cases in the country as testing has declined. Death is also a lagging indicator and may not reflect the true cases of death in the country due to COVID-19.

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