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October 07, 2020 (updated)
- With 2,825 newly announced cases, we now have a total 329,637 confirmed cases.
- 36.5 percent of the total are from the National Capital Region.
- Almost 25 percent of the cases reported today were backlogs.
- There were 12 laboratories that failed to submit reports on October 6.
- 2,233 of the cases are recent (September 24-October 7, 2020).
- As usual, the Health Agency is still digging up cases all the way back to March, April and May. The biggest bulk of the backlog was September 1-23 where almost 17 percent of today’s newly-reported cases come from.
- 60 deaths reported today brings the case fatality rate back up at 1.8 percent.
- Most of the deaths today are from NCR (23) followed by CALABARZON with 12 deaths.
- 20 of the deaths occurred in September, while 26 occurred in October.
- 140 testing centers (107 RT-PCR and 33 GenExpert)
- 3,737,871 individuals tested (around 33,980 tests/million population) as of October 06 but reported on October 07.
Yesterday’s data breakdown
- For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic in the Philippines, CALABARZON had more cases than the National Capital Region for the day.
- The daily positivity rate has hovered below the 10 percent mark since September 5 – or for 30 consecutive days.
- Data from October 5 showed that of the 2,381 positives for that day, laboratories in NCR reported 1,399 from these positives.
- The number of testing facilities submitting reports was up at 94 percent.
- Among the 17 cities in NCR, only Quezon City reported triple digit yesterday, while three cities reported single digit.
- Four provinces in CALABARZON were responsible for pushing the region to the top of the heap.
- Cavite, which is in MGCQ, has remained the biggest contributor to the case load in the CALABARZON area.
- For the first time, Quezon City was displaced by a city from a province for the top spot. Iloilo City had the most cases in the Philippines yesterday.
- There were 10 cities from NCR that were in the top 10
- The other cities that contributed to the haul of the day outside NCR were: General Trias, Baguio, Davao City, Dasmariñas, Bacolod, Zamboanga, Imus, and Bacoor.
The world has officially passed the 36,000,000 mark.
- Global case fatality rate: 2.92 percent
- India continued to lead in both cases and deaths in the world.
- Brazil reported more than 30,000 cases and is a tad shy of breaking its next million mark.
- Three European nations are in the top ten – UK, Spain and France – all with more than 10,000 cases each.
CALABARZON (Region IVA)
Considered the largest region in the Philippines, Region IVA is 16,873 sq km in land area compared to NCR which is 619 sq km. While Region IVA has a bigger population compared to NCR (14.5 M vs 13 M), the population density of CALABARZON is only 850 inhabitants per square kilometer vs NCR at 21,000 people per square kilometer.
CALABARZON, is the acronym for the five provinces it represents – CAvite, LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal, and queZON. Incidentally, it includes one highly urbanized city, Lucena. The region is the most highly populous in the country with the highest population coming from the province of Cavite (close to 4 M people).
The region is the third largest contributor the the GDP of the nation. Because of its proximity to the National Capital Region, a lot of urbanization has taken place in the last decade alone. Cavite and Laguna are home to many manufacturing and high-tech industries.
The first case in the region was from the province of Rizal reported on March 6 (swabbed on March 5).
Cavite saw its first case on March 9 (no date indicated when the patient was swabbed). Batangas followed on March 11, Laguna on March 14, and Quezon on March 24.
As of this writing, Laguna has the most cases at 16,979 followed by Cavite with 16,876, Rizal with 12,501, Batangas with 8,082 and Quezon with 2,618.
CALABARZON alone has 57,811 confirmed cases (including Lucena) or 17.5 percent of the total cases in the country.
The 7-day growth rate of CALABARZON is now up at 1.2 percent compared to NCR which is at 0.57 percent.