Police checks passing vehicles along Marcos Highway for compliance to health protocols during rush hour on March 29, 2021. Photo by Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News
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Total number of active cases in the PH nearing 170,000

The positivity rate remains above 20 percent and ICU beds are at 81 percent occupancy rate. 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Apr 08 2021

With 9,216 new cases announced by DOH today, the total number of active cases in the Philippines is nearing the 170,000 mark (or 20.2 percent)—the highest on record. The Philippines just overtook Portugal for the 29th rank in the world with our 828,366 total number of cases. Are we going to overtake Israel tomorrow and move up to rank 28? Highly likely.

The positivity rate remains above 20 percent and ICU beds are at 81 percent utilization rate and isolation beds at 73 percent utilization rate.

There are 60 new deaths announced today.

 

Today’s data drop shows NCR (4326), CALABARZON (1824), Central Luzon (995) and Cagayan Valley (586) accounting for 84 percent of the total cases for today.

In NCR, Quezon City and Manila continue to lead among the LGUs with 740 and 685 cases, respectively. Fourteen of the 17 LGUs in NCR are among the top 20 cities with most cases. 

On a provincial level, Cavite continues to lead. Rizal and Bulacan report more than 400 cases each. All the top 10 provinces post triple digits each.