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The City of Makati reported 207 cases on September 9. Photo by Patrick Roque via Wikimedia Commons
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NCR is back at owning more than 50 percent of the country’s new COVID cases

Of the 3,277 newly reported cases, the region contributed 1,731
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Sep 10 2020

[Disclaimer: Whatever is written here is based on information released by the Department of Health at the time of publication. Whatever changes the DoH makes in their data later on…well that’s a different story in itself and as they say in their disclaimer: “the total cases reported may be subject to change as these numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation.”]

With 105 out of 117 laboratories reporting (89.7 percent) today, the Health Agency reports 3,821 newly announced cases. In actuality, only 3,277 cases were reported between August 28 – September 10, 2020. The remaining 544 were reports from March to August 27. The backlogs from July to August 27 comprised 13.4 percent of the total cases reported today.

Our cases now total 248,947.

There are 2.9 percent severe/critically ill (1.2% severe, 1.7% critical) or more than 1,700 cases with this disposition.

The NCR is back to owning more than 50 percent of the total cases with 2,079 total for today (83 percent of which are recent).

Of the remaining top provinces for the day, three of them are from CALABARZON (Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna), while Bulacan is in fifth. Evidently, there is no way you can determine if there is a trend in a particular area except when classifying them according to region. It is suggested that the Health Agency reports the top regions instead of recording them as top provinces in the future.

Seventeen cases were deleted from the case count.

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Of the 3,821 cases today, 86 percent were from August 28 – September 10 (3,277 cases).

Summary of the recent cases today

  • Total (August 28 – September 10): 3,277 cases
  • NCR: 1,731 (53 percent of total today vs. 42 percent of total yesterday)
  • CALABARZON: 661 (20.2 percent of total today vs. 26.1 percent of total yesterday)
  • Central Luzon: 196 (6 percent of total today vs. 8.5 percent of total yesterday)
  • Western Visayas: 148 (4.5 percent of total today vs. 6.9 percent of total yesterday)
  • Eastern Visayas: 66 new cases
  • There’s like a never ending backlog for both NCR and Region IVA all the way back to when the pandemic began. This is most especially evident with the NCR where close to 20 percent of its “new” daily cases include the backlogs.
  • Only Region II had single digit case reported
  • The unknowns are back. For the second consecutive day there are more than 100 untagged individuals on a REGIONAL level. Tomorrow we will dissect all the other unknowns on a provincial and city/municipality level.
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Recovery rate is down to 74.7 percent with only 563 recoveries reported and case fatality rate is unchanged at 1.63 percent due to the 80 deaths announced today.

The Philippines has officially breached the 4,000 deaths threshold and we now test the 5,000 number.

The 80 deaths reported were mostly from the NCR (35 or 43.8 percent) followed by Central Visayas with 16, Region IVA with 13, and Western Visayas with 6. The rest of the deaths came from Eastern Visayas, Central Luzon, Northern Mindanao, BARMM and Bicol.

Twenty-three of the deaths were from this month, while the bulk came from the month of August (41 percent). There were 10 deaths that occurred in July, 11 in June and 3 all the way back in May.

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With 118 testing facilities, the DoH reports 2,764,242 individuals tested as of September 9, 2020. This is around 2.53 percent of the total population.

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THE DATA YESTERDAY

Testing capacity

  • 2,731,227 individuals tested (~ 2.5 percent of total population) as of September 8, 2020
  • September 8, 2020: 2,633 positives from 31,116 individuals tested
  • Of the 2,633 positives on September 8, 2020, 59 percent (1,564) were reported from 39 of 41 testing facilities in NCR
  • Daily positive rate for September 7, 2020: 8.5 percent (down)
  • Cumulative positive rate for September 6, 2020: 10.6 percent (up)
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The summary

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 245,143 (as of September 9, 2020)
  • Region with highest number of cases for September 9, 2020: NCR – 1327 (1,142 recent).
  • Top regions (with more than 100 cases) for September 9, 2020: NCR, Region IVA, Region III and Region VI
  • Regions with single digit report: Region II and V
  • Repatriates: 15 new cases (Total: 10,578 as of September 7, 2020).
  • Unidentified on a regional level: 168 cases
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The unknowns (Cases with NO TAGGED LOCATIONS)

  • Regional level: 168 unknown
  • Provincial level: 52 unknown (all from Region IVA)
  • City/Municipality level: 59 (16 from NCR, 4 from Bulacan, 13 from Batangas, 3 from Laguna, 2 from Iloilo and 1 each from Rizal, Cavite, Romblon, Cebu and South Cotabato)
  • Percentage unknown: 8.7 percent (up from 0.69 percent)
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The known (Top 5 Regions)

  • NCR: 1327 newly announced cases (1142 or 86 percent recent)
  • More than 100 cases: Makati, Quezon City and Manila
  • 50-100 cases: Pasig, Las Piñas Valenzuela, Taguig, Caloocan, Navotas, Mandaluyong, and Malabon
  • 10 to less than 50 cases: Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Marikina, Pasay City and San Juan
  • <10 cases: Pateros
  • Untagged location at city/municipality level: 16
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  • Top provinces by region for the day: Batangas (Region IVA), Bataan (Region III), Negros Occidental (Region VI), Misamis Oriental (Region X).
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  • Region IVA was in second: 843 (730 or 86.6 percent recent)
  • The province of Batangas for the first time led the provinces in the region with 260 cases.
  • 24 cities/municipalities reported double digits with Batangas City reporting 80 cases.
  • There were 52 unknowns on a city/municipality level.
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  • Region III was third: 256 (238 or 93 percent recent)
  • The province of Bataan led the region with 126 cases.
  • Mariveles reported 114 of the 126 cases in the province (90 percent of the cases in Bataan)
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  • Western Visayas came in fourth: 230 cases (194 or 84 percent recent)
  • Negros Occidental owned 155 (67 percent) of the cases in the region
  • Bacolod City had the most cases (57 of 155 in Negros Occidental)
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  • Northern Mindanao was in fifth: 62 cases (100 percent recent)
  • Cagayan de Oro had the most number of cases on a municipality/city level.
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  • 7-day average of new cases as of September 8, 2020: 2,675 cases/day (higher)
  • 7-day average of new deaths as of September 8, 2020: 52 deaths/day (higher)
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THE WORLD

The world has officially crossed the next million with 28,050,208 confirmed cases as of this posting.

  • Global case fatality rate: 3.25 percent
  • Global recovery rate: 71.5 percent
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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Total number of cases reported yesterday was close to the 300,000 mark again with a 7-day average at 264,412 cases per day.

Number of deaths are are also up with 6,330 new deaths reported (7-day average of 5,847 deaths per day).

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The United States has surpassed 6.5 million cases, with Texas, California and Florida as top three contributors to the pool of coronavirus cases. While the number of cases in the United States has considerably declined to an average of less than 40,000 cases/day, they were on top again overnight with highest leading number of deaths in the world.

India continues to dominate the global numbers with another record high of close to 100,000 new cases overnight. It now has close to 4.5 million cases of coronavirus.

Brazil remains in third place but has seen considerable slowing down of the number of new cases (7-day average of 28,000/day) and new deaths (7-day average of 680/day) in spite of the more than 1,000 deaths reported yesterday.

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  • India continues to top the list with 95,529 cases – new record high.
  • Two European countries are back in the top ten for the second straight day – Spain with 8,866 and France with 7,343 new cases reported.
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  • Three countries reported deaths in four digits – USA, India, and Brazil.
  • Indonesia remains in tenth among the top ten countries with death reports yesterday.
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At the rate our cases are accumulating, even after 6 months into this pandemic, the Philippines is bound to overtake Germany in a few days and snatch the 21st spot in the world.

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As the economy reopens with various sectors trying to manage their way around the virus, the government seem to still be feeling its way around the kinks in contact tracing, releasing results on time, isolation and quarantine regulations on both the national and the local government level.

Every establishment also has its own protocol. With the non-uniformity and confusion at execution of just even following minimum health standards, the addition of layers of requirements not based on science but on googled information becomes a recipe for disaster.