4439 new cases, 18.4% positivity on 08.04.2022

The Health Agency announces 4439 new cases, 11 deaths and the positivity rate is up at 18.4%. The NCR owned 1428 of the cases for the day.

Quezon City had the most number of cases in the country with 311 cases today. Other LGUs in NCR that had triple digits were: Makati 159, Manila 157, Parañaque 133, and Taguig 126. Those with double digits were: Pasig 95, Pasay City 84, Las Piñas 77, Marikina 64, Mandaluyong 61, Muntinlupa 46, Caloocan 42, Valenzuela 36 and San Juan 19.

Provinces outside of NCR that had triple digits today was led by Laguna that had 285 cases. The others were: Cavite 216, Pampanga 196, Pangasinan 199, Rizal 161, Cebu 143, Batangas 134, Bulacan 131, Iloilo 115.

Double digits from provinces and HUCs outside of NCR were: Quezon Province 49, Bataan 75, Nueva Ecija 65, Tarlac 66, Zambales 35, Negros Occidental 57, Aklan 16, Capiz 24, Antique 21, South Cotabato 12, Camarines Sur 14, Albay 32, Sorsogon 15, Naga City 15, Masbate 23, Mindoro Oriental 22, Mindoro Occidental 10, Palawan 25, Marinduque 11, Zamboanga del Sur 23, Leyte 12, Agusan del Sur 16, Butuan 12, Surigao del Sur 10, Agusan del Norte 11, Negros Oriental 25, Bohol 35, Cagayan Province 98, Isabela 64, Nueva Vizcaya 65, Quirino 13, Davao del Sur 69, Ilocos Norte 12, Ilocos Sur 21, Baguio City 93, Benguet 25, Kalinga 32, Ifugao 12, Bukidnon 15, Cagayan de Oro City 27, Catanduanes 25.

3047 new cases, 13 deaths and 18.4% positivity

The Health Agency announces 3047 new cases with 13 added deaths as the positivity rate continued to climb to 18.4% today. The positivity rate is up from a previous day average of 17%. NCR owned one-third of the country’s cases.

Three LGUs in NCR reported triple digits and it was Quezon City that hauled in the most cases today in the country with 231. Makati had 113 while Manila 109. Other LGUs with double digits were: Pasig 79, Taguig 78, Mandaluyong 66, Parañaque 65, Las Piñas 60, Muntinlupa 56, Pasay City 52, Marikina 29, Caloocan 22, San Juan 20 and Valenzuela 18.

Outside of NCR, the following provinces had triple digits: Cavite 179, Laguna 171, Iloilo 153, Cebu 119.

Double digits were seen in Rizal 99, Batanes 80, Quezon Province 23, Bulacan 82, Pampanga 77, Bataan 57, Nueva Ecija 36, Tarlac 41, Zambales 28, Negros Occidental 31, Aklan 20, Cadiz 19, Antique 15, Bohol 22, Cagayan Province 75, Isabela 64, Quirino 16, Davao del Sur 60, Pangasinan 63, Ilocso Norte 26, Baguio City 67, Benguet 32, Kalinga 15, Mountain Province 10, Cagayan de Oro City 40, Misamis Occidental 13, South Cotabato 16, North Cotabato 18, Camarines Sur 15, Albay 28, Catanduanes 19, Zamboanga del Sur 22, Agudan del Sur 16, Oriental Mindoro 18 and Marinduque 13.

The low Tuesday and 2646 new cases with 17% positivity for 08.02.2022

The Health Agency announces 2646 new cases for the low Tuesday with 12 added deaths but with a positivity rate that jumped to 17%.

The National Capital Region owned 37.7% of the cases today with 998 cases led by Quezon City with 234. Two other LGUs with triple digits were: Manila 134 and Makati 111. Eleven LGUs with double digits were: Parañaque 91, Pasig 88, Taguig 70, Pasay City 57, Las Piñas 40, Muntinlupa 38, Mandaluyong 36, Caloocan 35, Marikina 23, San Juan 20, and Valenzuela 13.

Two provinces outside NCR reported triple digits with Cavite leading the country with 276 cases and Laguna with 124. Provinces and HUCs with double digit counts for the day were: Rizal 94, Batangas 77, Quezon Province 29, Bulacan 92, Pampanga 74, Bataan 49, Nueva Ecija 43, Tarlac 16, Iloilo 60, Negros Occidental 28, Aklan 12, Cebu 99, Negros Oriental 27, Bohol 30, Cagayan Province 56, Isabela 44, Nueva Vizcaya 16, Quirino 10, Davao del Sur 40, Pangasinan 75, Ilocos Norte 16, Ilocos Sur 14, Baguio City 42, Benguet 11, General Santos 10, Camarines Sur 15, Zamboanga del Sur 18.

The week in review and 3553 new cases for 08.01.2022

The Health Agency announces its week summary for the week of July 25-31, 2022 with 24,100 cases or 24% higher than the previous week of July 18-24, 2022. This bring the 7-day average to 3,443 new cases/day. Severe and critical cases for the week was 76, while there were 44 additional deaths, none of which occurred in the last two weeks.

Healthcare utilization is generally up at 29.5% for non ICU beds (6505 of 22051) compared to 26% the week before (5804 of 22331) and 23.3% for ICU bed utilization (601 of 2583) compared to 21.7% the week prior (578 of 2664). There were 744 severe and critical admissions compared to the 666 the week prior (but was expected as the total number of cases were up this week compared to the 19,536 cases of the week prior).

Today, there were 3553 new cases with 10 added deaths and the week began with a positivity rate of 16.3%. The NCR owned 1185 of the day’s cases.

In NCR, 4 LGUs reported triple digits and 11 reported double digits. The triple digit haulers were: Quezon City 268, Manila 155, Parañaque 11, Makati 107. The LGUs with double digits were: Taguig 92, Pasig 83, Las Piñas 75, Pasay City 60, Marikina 54, Caloocan 45, Mandaluyong 37, Muntinlupa 33, Valenzuela 27, San Juan 16, Malabon 10.

The provinces and HUCs with triple digits were: Cavite 228, Cebu 192, Laguna 184, Rizal 118, Bulacan 108, Iloilo 128, Pangasinan 123 and Baguio City 117.

The double digit contributors outside of NCR were: Batangas 95, Quezon Province 80, Pampanga 77, Bataan 42, Nueva Ecija 37, Tarlac 32, Zambales 17, Negros Occidental 30, Aklan 15, Cadiz 26, Antique 17, Guitars 10, Cagayan Province 51, Isabela 83, Nueva Vizcaya 46, Quirino 12, Davao del Sur 61, Ilocos Sur 17, Benguet 27, Mountain Province 31, Abra 33, Cagayan de Oro City 32, Misamis Oriental 10, General Santos 12, Camarines Sur 24, Albay 14, Sorsogon 13, Naga City 16, Zamboanga del Sur 16, Leyte 15, Butuan City 11, Surigao del Sur 12 and Mindoro Oriental 17.

East Asia in review and the data for 07.31.2022

The Health Agency announces 4159 new cases with 8 deaths and a 16.4% positivity rate today. The NCR owned 1302 (31.3%) of the total.

The leading haulers today were mainly from the provinces led by Cavite 316 and Laguna 307. Other with triple digits were: Rizal 190, Batangas 135, Bulacan 125, Pampanga 152, Cebu 209, Iloilo 145 and Pangasinan 127.

Provinces and HUCs with double digits were: Quezon Province 22, Bataan 66, Nueva Ecija 77, Tarlac 44, Zambalaes 49, Negros Oriental 16, Bohol 15, Cagayan Province 47, Isabela 32, Nueva Vizcaya 15, Quirino 26, Leyte 14, Agusan del Sur 15, Agusan del Norte 16, Oriental Mindoro 15, Palawan 20, Davao del Sur 80, Ilocos Norte 34, Ilocos Sur 15, Baguio City 29, Benguet 16, Kalinga 24, Bukidnon 24, Cagayan de Oro City 35, Misamis Oriental 10, Palawan 20, Davao del Sur 80, Ilocos Norte 34, Ilocos Sur 15, Baguio City 29, Benguet 16, Kalinga 24, Bukidnon 24, Cagayan de Oro City 35, Misamis Oriental 10, Misamis Occidental 14, South Cotabato 11, Camarines Sur 20, Albay 35, Naga 17, Masbate 12, Zamboanga del Sur 28, Zamboanga del Norte 12, Negros Occidental 46, Aklan 17, Cadiz 21 and Antique 24.

In NCR, five LGUs had triple digits: Quezon City 277, Manila 170, Makati 151, Pasig 107, Parañaque 107. Those with double digits were: Las Piñas 99, Pasay City 64, Mandaluyong 62, Taguig 58, Caloocan City 51, Muntinlupa 50, Marikina 41, San Juan 28 and Valenzuela 23.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

The total number of cases this week in the Philippines currently stands at 31,335 cases for the last seven day (July 24-30, 2022) or at 3370 new daily cases (that are underreported as antigen test results are not being counted).

The spotlight the past weeks has been on Japan and South Korea where they are seeing a fresh wave in their most recent surge of cases. Japan has exceeded the 200,000 daily new cases while South Korea is seeing almost 100,000 new daily cases.

On a per capita (number per million population), it is Brunei that tops with 3,456 people per million population. In terms of effective reproduction rate, all the East Asian countries are seeing Rt>1.0 except for Thailand and Taiwan. The Philippine has a flat Rt at 1.41 (+/- 0.05) when compared to the past week. This means that we will see an average of 3000+ to 4000+ cases this week and will continue to rise, albeit slowly, until it Rt and positivity rate begins to drop.

3996 new cases and 16.2% positivity on 07.30.2022

The Health Agency announces 3996 new cases, 1 added death and a positivity rate that has crossed the 16% mark – 16.2%. The NCR owned 1399 (35%) of the day’s cases.

The province of Cavite led the tally for the day with 319 cases. Other provinces outside of NCR that saw triple digits were: Laguna 259, Rizal 141, Batangas 132, Bulacan 126, Pampanga 122, Cebu 124, Pangasinan 116, Iloilo 104. Provinces and/or HUCs with double digits were: Quezon Province 54, Bataan 75, Nueva Ecija 56, Tarlac 28, Zambales 29, Negros Occidental 27, Aklan 14, Cadiz 16, Antique 18, Negros Oriental 21, Bohol 11, Cagayan Province 61, Isabela 61 (including 12 from the City of Santiago), Quirino 18, Davao del Sur 91, Ilocos Norte 27, Ilocos Sur 17, Baguio City 93, Benguet 20, Ifugao 20, Kalinga 14, Mountain Province 23, Cagayan de Oro City 30, Misamis Oriental 14, South Cotabato 12, General Santos 17, Camarines Sur 26, Albay 23, Naga City 20, Zamboanga del Sur 20, Leyte 14, Mountain Province 23, Mindoro Oriental 11 and Palawan 13.

In the National Capital Region, six LGUs had triple digits: Quezon City 277, Makati 161, Manila 155, Taguig 147, Parañaque 123, and Pasay City 106. Those with double digits were: Mandaluyong 87, Las Piñas 86, Muntinlupa 65, Pasay City 52, Marikina 46, Caloocan 37, Valenzuela 28 and San Juan 17.

One case of monkeypox and 4127 new COVID-19 cases for 07.29.2022

The Health Agency announces ONE case of monkeypox in the Philippines from a 31 year old Filipino with history of travel to other countries that have reported cases of this viral infection. Based on the World Health Organization situation update, as of June 22, 2022, there were 50 member countries across the five WHO regions with 3413 laboratory confirmed monkeypox infections. The country joined other nations by contributing to the pool of monkeypox cases in the world. The Philippines falls under the Western Pacific Region. Three countries in this region have reported monkeypox: Australia, Singapore and South Korea.

Today, the Health Agency announces 4127 new cases, 14 deaths and 15.8% positivity. The NCR owned 33% (1380) of these cases as the numbers in the provinces continue to escalate as well.

In the NCR, Quezon City led all LGUs with 320 new cases today. Other triple digit haulers were: Manila 155, Makati 127, Pasig 116, Parañaque 111, and Taguig 104. Those with doublet digits were: Mandaluyong 87, Muntinlupa 83, Las Piñas 75, Caloocan 48, Pasay City 46, Marikina 42, Valenzuela 23 and San Juan 20.

The provinces with triple digits today were: Cavite 327, Laguna 292, Rizal 178, Batangas 133, Bulacan 109, Pampanga 154, Iloilo 159, Cebu 195, and Pangasinan 105. Provinces and HUCs with double digits included: Quezon Province 72, Bataan 65, Nueva Ecija 64, Tarlac 39, Zambales 27, Negros Occidental 46, Aklan 15, Cadiz 26, Antique 10, Zamboanga del Sur 29, Zamboanga del Norte 10, Azusa del Sur 12, Mindoro Oriental 17, Palawan 12 (all from Puerto Princesa), Negros Oriental 18, Bohol 34, Cagayan Province 61, Isabela 24, Nueva Vizcaya 11, Davao del Sur 79, Ilocos Norte 10, Ilocos Sur 14, Baguio City 63, Benguet 12, Mountain Province 35, Bukidnon 21, Cagayan de Oro City 19, Misamis Oriental 15, South Cotabato 10, Camarines Sur 16, Albay 31, Sorsogon 12 and Naga City 14.

Positivity rate is an important parameter, especially when this is provided in the context of the positivity rate in each locality. Professor Guido David does the breakdown of the positivity rates in these areas in the country. Notice that while NCR’s positivity rate is almost flat, the other provinces outside of Mega Manila are seeing a significant rise in positivity rate. When the rates approach or exceed 50%, the data are unreliable already as it reflects poor visibility of the actual COVID-19 situation in the area.

3858 new cases, 10 deaths, 15.6% positivity on 07.28.2022

The Health Agency announces 3858 new cases with 10 added deaths today as the positivity rate continued to climb to 15.6%. While NCR owned 1223 of the cases, CALABARZON rained with 900 cases today and the rest of the provinces which never saw double digits are now on the map, as the cases in the provinces and HUCs outside of NCR are on a rise.

In NCR, five LGUs report triple digits: Quezon City 222, Manila 128, Makati 136, Parañaque 112, and Pasig 110. Those with double digits were: Las Piñas 96, Taguig 91, Mandaluyong 70, Muntinlupa 57, Pasay City 53, Marikina 49, Caloocan 39, San Juan 19, and Valenzuela 15.

It was the provinces outside of NCR that poured in close to 70% of the cases today. This was led by Cavite 330, Laguna 234, Rizal 143, Batangas 141, Bulacan 112, Pampanga 120, Iloilo 125, Cebu 162, and Pangasinan 102.

Provinces and HUCs outside of NCR that reported double digits were: Quezon Province 52, Bataan 68, Nueva Ecija 45, Tarlac 42, Zambales 24, Negros Oriental 42, Aklan 27, Antique 29, Negros Oriental 18, Davao del Sur 56, Ilocos Norte 33, Ilocos Sur 21, Baguio City 19, Benguet 11, Kalinga 20, Abra 15, Bukidnon 22, Cagayan de Oro City 36, South Cotabato 13, Sarangani 29, Camarines Sur 30, Albay 28, Sorsogon 15, Naga City 23, Masbate 11, Zamboanga del Sur 32, Agusan del Sur 11, Butuan 10, Oriental Mindoro 26 and Marinduque 12.

Only 6 provinces in the Philippines did not report any COVID-19 case today: Batanes, Dinagat Island, Sulu, Basilan, Davao Occidental and Misamis Occidental.

2727 new cases & 14.8% positivity for 07.27.2022

The Health Agency announces 2727 new cases with no added deaths today. Positivity is up at 14.8%, with NCR owning 36% (986) of the cases.

The triple digit numbers in the NCR were seen in Quezon City (172), Makati (134) and Manila (112). Eleven LGUs reported double digits: Parañaque 89, Pasig 74, Taguig 67, Las Piñas 65, Mandaluyong 45, Muntinlupa 44, Caloocan 37, Pasay City 36, Valenzuela 25 and San Juan 13.

Outside of NCR, Cavite took the crown with 191 cases followed by Laguna with 176, an Iloilo with 111. Other provinces and HUCs with double digits today were: Rizal 94, Batangas 84, Quezon Province 54, Bulavan 66, Pampanga 89, Bataan 37, Nueva Ecija 32, Tarlace 58, Zambales 23, Negros Occidental 28, Aklan 70, Cadiz 19, Antique 14, Cebu 73, Cagayan Province 57, Isabela 24, Davao del Sur 29, Pangasinan 69, Baguio City 58, Benguet 16, Kalinga 10, Cagayan de Oro 19, South Cotabato 11, General Santos 13, North Cotabato 12, Camarines Sur 17, Albay 22, Naga 10, and Palawan 12.

The low Tuesday is a high 2360 new cases on 07.26.2022

The Health Agency announces 2360 new cases with no added deaths but a positivity rate of 13.6% today. NCR owned 38% or 893 of the day’s numbers.

Mega Manila was led by three LGUs with triple digits: Quezon City 180, Manila 112, and Makati 107. There were eleven LGUs with double digits: Parañaque 83, Taguig 81, Pasig 75, Las Piñas 48, Pasay City 46, Mandaluyong 40, Muntinlupa 29, Caloccona City 28, Marikina 21, San Juan 18 and Valenzuela 16.

Healthcare utilization is at 27.3% for ICU hospitalization and 32.5% for non ICU hospitalization in the National Capital Region.

Outside of NCR, Cavite led the country with 199 cases and two other provinces from CALABARZON: Rizal 156 and Laguna 137.

The low Tuesday had the following provinces and HUCs reporting double digits: Batangas 93, Quezon Province 36, Bulacan 71, Pampanga 74, Bataan 45, Nueva Ecija 28, Zambales 16, Iloilo 66, Negros Occidental 20, Aklan 12, Cebu 62, Negros Oriental 22, Cagayan Province 31, Isabela 21, Davao del Sur 24, Pangasinan 41, Ilocos Norte 10, Ilocos Sur 11, Baguio City 38, Cagayan de Oro City 16, South Cotabato 11, General Santos CIty 11, Zamboanga del Sur 23, and Butuan 11.