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Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, which has a population of around 80,000, has recorded 79 cases this October. Photo by Judgefloro on Wikimedia Commons
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The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count

We are trailing Italy with less than 600 cases 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Oct 05 2020

Disclosure: All data provided are from the Department of Health’s various information sites including their data drop. Where appropriate, other graphs, illustrations, tables and data are appropriately referenced.

October 05, 2020 (updated)

  • With 2,291 newly announced cases, we now have a total 324,762 confirmed cases.
  • 36 percent of the total are from the National Capital Region.
  • Of the 825 cases reported today from NCR, 698 (84 percent) are recent (from September 22-October 5).
  • There were 17 laboratories that failed to submit reports on October 4.
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  • Of the 2,291 newly announced cases today, 87 percent or 1,992 are recent (September 22-October 5, 2020).
  • It is Region III that had the most backlogs for the day with 70 percent of the total being recent cases.
  • More than 40 percent of today’s cases come from outside of NCR and CALABARZON with CAR in fifth and Davao Region in sixth.
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The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count 5
  • With only 87 recoveries today, the recovery rate drops to 84 percent.
  • 64 deaths reported today brings the case fatality rate up at 1.8 percent.
  • Most of the deaths today are from NCR (37 of 64) followed by Western Visayas with 6 cases.
  • 34 of the deaths occurred in September, while 7 occurred in October.
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  • 140 testing centers (107 RT-PCR and 33 GenExpert)
  • 3,675,938 individuals tested (around 33,400 tests/million population) as of October 04 but reported on October 05.
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As the day drew to a close, so did the rankings. Which sadly moved us from 20th, up at 19th place in the world, trailing Italy with less than 600 cases. And that’s how our week begins.

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Yesterday’s data breakdown

THE PHILIPPINES

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The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count 10
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  • NCR and Region IVA accounted for 62 percent of the total cases in the Philippines but only 57.9 percent of recent cases. Although the NCR remains the epicenter, this means that there are increasing cases in the other regions.
  • Regions III, VI and VIII rounded up the top five yesterday.
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The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count 13
  • The daily positivity rate has hovered below the 10 percent mark since September 5 – or for 28 consecutive days.
  • While NCR has been seeing less positive cases lately, data from October 2 showed that NCR accounted for 62.7 percent of the total positive cases for that date.
  • Note, however, that the number of testing facilities reporting has been significantly lower. This may mean that the DoH will be reporting more cases the next few days (unless these facilities had zero tests done, which is most unlikely).
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The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count 15
  • With 1,279 total cases yesterday, four cities reported triple digits. They were: Quezon City, Manila, Taguig and Pasig.
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  • While NCR maintained its lead, three provinces in the CALABARZON ranked second to fourth.
  • Rizal was the surprise second with 212 newly announced cases.
  • Nueva Ecija for the first time landed in the top ten provinces.
  • Pangasinan moved up from 10th the previous day to 8th in rank yesterday.
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  • Ten cities in the NCR were all in the top 10 from 20 cities/municipalities yesterday. Quezon City and Manila had the most cases in the country.
  • The City of Baguio is 11th in the top twenty with 69 newly announced cases.
  • The only municipality in the top twenty is Santa Barbara in Pangasinan with 60 cases.
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THE WORLD

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The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count 20
The Philippines now ranks 19th in global COVID count 21
  • Case fatality rate: 2.94 percent
  • The global 7-day rolling average for cases is close to 300,000 cases/day with deaths around 5,600 deaths/day.
  • India continued to lead in cases and deaths and has exceeded 6.5M cases and over 100,000 in deaths.
  • Brazil reports less than 10,000 cases for the first time. However, because it is a weekend, the global reports are not real-time.
  • France had the third most cases yesterday, while Ukraine was 10th.
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  • The United States reported only 332 deaths yesterday.
  • The Philippines and Indonesia were in 9th and 10th place in total deaths reported overnight.
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Feature story

Santa Barbara, Pangasinan

This first class municipality that lies on a plain terrain in the northern part of Agno Valley at the center of Pangasinan is in the spotlight today.

With a population of around 80,000 people occupying a land area of more than 61 sq. km (one-tenth the size of Mega Manila), it recorded its first coronavirus case on June 14 (swabbed on June 8). It reported 3 cases in July, 19 in August, 19 in September and just the first four days of October recorded 79 cases – 60 of which was reported yesterday.

This municipality has 29 barangays. It derives its main economy from agriculture, with rice and mango the only crops raised in all its barangays. More than half of the families in this municipality are farmers and the average family income is around 10,000 pesos ($200) annually.

The poverty index of the town is high as the annual income is even less than the average regional threshold.

The municipality now has a total of 120 coronavirus cases.