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October 06, 2020 (updated)
- With 2,093 newly announced cases, we now have a total 326,833 confirmed cases.
- 26.6 percent of the total are from the National Capital Region.
- CALABARZON overtakes NCR for the top spot both in TOTAL and RECENT cases.
- Of the 557 cases reported today from NCR, 431 (81 percent) are recent (from September 23-October 6).
- There were 20 laboratories that failed to submit reports on October 5.
- Of the 2,093 newly announced cases today, 83.2 percent or 1,741 are recent (September 23-October 6, 2020).
- Regions IVA, NCR and III had significant backlogs.
- With only 209 recoveries today, the recovery rate drops to 83.6 percent.
- 25 deaths reported today brings the case fatality rate down to 1.79 percent.
- Most of the deaths today are from NCR (9) followed by CALABARZON with 6 deaths.
- 15 of the deaths occurred in September, while 9 occurred in October.
- 141 testing centers (108 RT-PCR and 33 GenExpert)
- 3,711,021 individuals tested (around 33,730 tests/million population) as of October 05 but reported on October 06.
Yesterday’s data breakdown
- 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.
- The daily positivity rate has hovered below the 10 percent mark since September 5 – or for 29 consecutive days.
- Data from October 4 showed that of the 2,036 positives for that day, NCR laboratories reported only 860 positives.
- The number of testing facilities submitting reports is only 80 percent.
- Four regions had triple digit reports yesterday – NCR (825 or 36 percent), CALABARZON (568 or 25 percent), Western Visayas (178 or 7.8 percent) and Central Luzon (148 or 6.5 percent).
- While NCR maintained its lead, three provinces in the CALABARZON ranked second to fifth.
- Batangas was in second, followed by Laguna, Rizal and Cavite with triple digits as well.
- Benguet was ninth.
- Eleven cities in the NCR were in the top 20 cities/municipalities yesterday. Quezon City and Manila had the most cases in the country.
- The City of Baguio was in fifth (up from 11th spot the previous day) in the top twenty with 68 newly announced cases.
- Global case fatality rate: 2.93 percent
- India had less than 60,000 cases compared to its previous week of 90,000 cases and above but still led in number of cases and deaths globally
- UK reported more than 12,000 cases overnight. Two other European nations were in the top ten – France and the Netherlands
- Argentina overtook Brazil in number of deaths among South American nations yesterday
Baguio City, Benguet
Known as the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City is a first-class highly urbanized city in the mountains of Northern Luzon.
It is a major center of business, commerce and education in Northern Luzon and is a major tourist destination for Filipinos and foreigners alike. Its cool temperatures all year round make this City of Pines earn its tourism keep as a most profitable investment area as well.
Baguio City saw its first case on March 26, 2020 with the patient swabbed on March 14, 2020. During the early months of the pandemic, the city was lauded for having one of the lowest cases in the country in spite of rising cases elsewhere.
With a population of more than 350,000 people in a 57 sq km area (6,000 people per sq km), it became inescapable that this go-to tourist destination in the northern archipelago would record 259 cases in August and 513 cases in September.
From October 1-5 alone, it has recorded 266 cases already, giving a total of 1,129 coronavirus cases to date.