Disclosure: All data provided are from the Department of Health’s various information sites. Where appropriate, other graphs, illustrations, tables and data are appropriately referenced.
September 22, 2020
- 1,635 newly reported cases today brings our total to 291,789
- Two provinces in the Visayas are in the top five – Iloilo and Cebu
- Of the 1,635 cases, 88 percent or 1,435 are recent (September 9-22, 2020)
- No report for backlogs for the month of March anymore. NCR and Region IVA continue to report backlogs. (I hope that this becomes the norm rather than the exception.)
- Recovery rate is at 79 percent with 450 recoveries
- 50 deaths reported today brings up the case fatality rate to 1.73 percent
- Most of the deaths are from NCR (20) and Western Visayas (10).
- Most of the reported deaths are recent (38 of 50 occurring in September)
- 130 testing centers (100 RT-PCR and 30 GenExpert)
- 3,221,770 individuals tested (2.92 percent of the population)
Yesterday’s data breakdown
- NCR continued to lead in cases, with Regions IVA, III, VII and VI rounding up the top 5
- Notice that almost one-fourth of the cases in NCR, Region IVA and VI were “backlogs” (date of onset of illness before September 7, 2020). Data from NCR and Region IVA as far back as March are still pouring in.
- Based on testing capacity, the daily positivity rate of both NCR and the Philippines has seen a decline (with less than 1,000 testing positive). Then again, there were less tests done yesterday compared to the previous days, with 20 percent of the testing facilities in the country not submitting reports to the DoH.
- NCR will always be on top of the heap. With 1,543 total cases yesterday, Quezon City, Manila and Taguig recorded more than 100 cases while the remaining 14 cities/municipality recorded double digits.
- The top ten provinces with the highest cases:
- The top twenty cities/municipalities with the highest cases were:
- While there were lesser cases and deaths overnight, this isn’t the true picture because many countries do not provide reports on weekends.
- India continues to lead in cases and deaths overnight.