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October 03, 2020 (updated)
- 2,674 newly reported cases today brings our total to 319,330. There were 22 cases removed from the total case count.
- 39 percent of the total are from the National Capital Region.
- Of the 1,046 cases reported today from NCR (yes, we’re back at four digit reports), 865 (83 percent) are recent (from September 20-October 3).
- Of the 2,674 newly announced cases today, 83.6 percent or 2,237 are recent (September 20-October 3, 2020).
- Majority of the backlogs were from August and September 1-19, 2020. And NCR and Region IVA continue to get the lion’s share of backlogs.
- Top 5 regions for total cases today:
- NCR – 1,046
- CALABARZON – 753
- Central Luzon – 172
- Western Visayas – 147
- Eastern Visayas – 89
- Top 5 regions for recent cases (September 20-October 3, 2020):
- NCR – 865 (83% of total)
- CALABARZON – 567 (75% of total)
- Central Luzon – 157 (91% of total)
- Western Visayas – 140 (95% of total)
- Eastern Visayas – 82 (92 % of total)
- Recovery rate is down at 79.9 percent with 459 recoveries.
- 62 deaths reported today brings the case fatality rate up at 1.78 percent. (Note that the case fatality rate has been gradually rising at 0.5 percent daily for the last week).
- Most of the deaths today are from NCR (20 of 62) followed by CARAGA with 8 and Central Visayas with 6.
- Most of the reported deaths are recent (47 in September and 2 in October).
- 138 testing centers (105 RT-PCR and 33 GenExpert)
- 3,602,725 individuals tested (around 32,750 tests/million population) as of October 2 but reported on October 3.
- In the upcoming week, there will be a shift in the global ranking among several countries.
- Current 7-day average for these countries are: Turkey – 1,400 cases/day; Italy – 1,950 cases/day; Philippines – 2,600 cases/day; Indonesia – 4,100 cases/day; and Germany – 2,100 cases/day.
Yesterday’s data breakdown
- NCR and Region IVA continued to account for around 64 percent of the total cases in the Philippines.
- Regions VI, III, and VII rounded up the top five yesterday.
- The daily positivity rate has hovered below the 10 percent mark since September 5 – or for 26 consecutive 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 October 01, it accounted for 54 percent of the total positives reported.
- NCR will remain at the top of the heap. With 1,084 total cases yesterday, Quezon City remains the leader of the group followed by the City of Manila. These two cities alone account for more than one-third (34 percent) of the total cases in the NCR or more than 14 percent of the total cases in the Philippines.
- While NCR maintained the lead among the top provinces, ALL provinces in the CALABARZON region were in the top 10 provinces.
- Iloilo province ranked third over-all in the country.
- Cebu Province is back in the top ten.
- Cities in the NCR predominated the top twenty cities/municipalities yesterday with 13 of 17 cities.
- Iloilo City was the surprise of the day, ranking second among the top cities with most number of cases in the country.
- Case fatality rate: 2.97 percent
- The 7-day rolling average for cases was slightly down to more than 280,000 new cases/day. The 7-day average for deaths was up at 5,576 deaths/day due to the reported backlog deaths from Argentina.
- India continued to lead in cases and deaths and has close to 6.5M cases and over 100,000 in deaths.
Feature story of the day
When the epicenter shifted from Central Visayas to Western Visayas, the province of Negros Occidental had the highest cases. Almost a few weeks after, the numbers now shift to the province of Iloilo. Yesterday saw Iloilo province rank third in the top ten while Iloilo City ranked second in cities/municipalities with most number of cases.
Iloilo province comprises the southeastern part of Panay Island with the island-province of Guimaras just across its coast. Its capital is the City of Iloilo, a major urban center in the Philippines and known as “the Heart of the Philippines“.
Iloilo is endowed with natural wonders and takes pride in being the food basket and rice granary of the region due to its fertile lands and seas that yield plentiful harvest. Rice is the major crop…Fish and marine products are considered the main source of livelihood in the southern and northern Iloilo….many restaurants offer a gastronomic treat of fresh sea foods and famous Ilonggo dishes such as La Paz Batchoy, Chicken Inasal and Pancit Molo.
Iloilo is a popular convention and meeting destination, with its many first class accommodations and new airport of international standards. Tourists will find sprawling malls scattered across the province.
Iloilo serves as the gateway to the region and is a stopover for tourists heading to the beaches of Boracay and Palawan and the nearby provinces of Guimaras, Antique, Capiz and Aklan.
The province is divided into 1 independent city, 1 component city, 42 municipalities and 1,721 barangays. With a total area of more than 5000 sq km (eight times that of NCR), and a population of almost 2 million people, it has a density of around 400 people per sq km.