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October 02, 2020 (updated)
- 2,611 newly reported cases today brings our total to 316,678. There were 12 cases removed from the total case count.
- 41.5 percent of the total are from the National Capital Region.
- Of the 1,084 cases reported today from NCR (yes, we’re back at four digit reports), 870 (78.8 percent) are recent (from September 19-October 2).
- Of the 2,611 newly announced cases today, 82.3 percent or 2,150 are recent (September 19-October 2, 2020).
- Majority of the backlogs were from September 1-18, 2020.
- Top 5 regions for total cases today:
- NCR – 1,104
- CALABARZON – 557
- Western Visayas – 271
- Central Luzon – 257
- Central Visayas – 76
- Top 5 regions for recent cases (September 19-October 2, 2020):
- NCR – 870 (78.8% of total)
- CALABARZON – 400 (71.8 % of total)
- Western Visayas – 255 (94 % of total)
- Central Luzon – 223 (87 % of total)
- Central Visayas – 71 (93 % of total)
- Recovery rate is down at 80.4 percent with 416 recoveries.
- 56 deaths reported today leaves the case fatality rate unchanged at 1.77 percent.
- Most of the deaths today are from NCR (22 of 56) followed by Central Visayas and CALABARZON with 7 deaths each.
- Most of the reported deaths are recent (43 of the 56 occurred in September).
- 138 testing centers (105 RT-PCR and 33 GenExpert).
- 3,558,535 individuals tested (around 32,350 tests/million population) as of October 01 but reported on October 02.
Yesterday’s data breakdown
- NCR and Region IVA continued to lead in cases with Region IVA seeing a rise in its daily cases and NCR seeing a significant decline. More than 20-25 percent of the reported cases yesterday in these two epicenters were backlogs.
- Regions III, VI and VIII rounded up the top five yesterday.
- The daily positivity rate has hovered below the 10 percent mark since September 5 – or for 25 straight days.
- NCR has been seeing less positive cases lately. It used to account for 65-75 percent of the total cases in the Philippines. Last September 30, it accounted for 57 percent of the total positives reported.
- NCR will remain at the top of the heap. With 930 total cases yesterday, Quezon City remains the leader of the group followed by the City of Manila. These two cities alone account for 10-20 percent of the total cases in the Philippines, day in and day out.
- While NCR maintained the lead among the top provinces, three provinces in CALABARZON took the second to the fourth slots – Cavite, Rizal and Laguna.
- Batangas, another province in CALABARZON was only 8th in total rank, yet is on stricter community quarantine measures compared to Cavite, Rizal and Laguna.
- Western Samar and Davao del Sur are back in the top ten provinces.
- More than half of the cities in NCR made it to the top 20 cities/municipalities with the most number of cases for yesterday.
- The surprise of the day is Cagayan de Oro City which landed fourth with 72 cases.
- Baguio City, which is reopening its tourism industry today came in fifth spot yesterday with 71 cases.
Feature story of the day
While South American countries continue to account for the increase in global cases, it was Argentina that made the headline last night. With a death toll that jumped to over 20,000, with more than 3,500 deaths reported overnight from Buenos Aires due to previously untallied fatalities, this added to the total, showing how this country “has gone from regional role model to one of the worst-hit in the world”.
The South American nation, which slowed the spread of the virus with a strict lockdown in March, reported 14,001 new COVID-19 cases to take the total confirmed infections to 765,002, one of the 10 highest in the world.
The grains producing nation currently has one of the highest positive rates in the region, with confirmed daily cases versus tests topping 50 percent over the last week.
Argentina’s rolling 7-day average of daily cases and fatalities has continued to rise, even as other countries in the region have seen the spread of the virus slow in recent weeks as governments look to reopen their battered economies.