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October 08, 2020 (updated)
- NCR is seeing a lower trend in cases in the past weeks, with recent cases averaging less than 1,000 a day (0.57 percent 7-day average increase) compared to CALABARZON (1.2 percent 7-day average increase)
- 142 testing centers (108 RT-PCR and 34 GenExpert)
- 3,767,194 individuals tested (around 34,240 tests/million population) as of October 07 but reported on October 08.
Yesterday’s data breakdown
- Cases from March to mid-September continued to pour in for the NCR. Over-all, 79 percent of the data were recent. On a per region basis, NCR, Region III and Region IVA had less than 79 percent recent data.
- The daily positivity rate has hovered below the 10 percent mark since September 5 – or for 31 consecutive days.
- Of the 2,394 positives on October 6, 44.8 percent (or 1,072) were from testing laboratories in the NCR.
- Quezon City and Manila reported triple digits.
- Cavite continues to lead CALABARZON in number of new cases in the region. All five provinces in the CALABARZON were in the top ten.
- Eleven cities in the NCR were in the top twenty cities/municipalities.
- Other cities outside of the NCR that have consistently stayed in the top 20 included: Baguio City, Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City.
- Newcomers were: Bauan and Tanauan – both in Batangas.
A new world record in number of cases was broken yesterday with 351,107 new cases announced in a single day.
- Global case fatality rate: 2.91 percent
- India continued to lead in both cases and deaths in the world.
- Brazil crossed the 5 Million mark.
- Czechia (The Czech Republic) landed in the top ten of new confirmed global cases as the country sees a rise in number of cases.
The Czech Republic (Czechia)
Yesterday, four European nations were in the top ten list of most COVID cases.
Three of them – UK, France and Spain – are experiencing their second wave. Countries like Italy, Germany, the Netherlands are also seeing a rise in new cases as the economy opens up.
The surprise of the day was The Czech Republic.
Otherwise known as Czechia, this country of more than 10,000,000 people is home to its more popular destination Prague.
Tourism is a major driver of the economy of the nation. Prague alone is the fifth most visited city in Europe, after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. Art, culture, architecture, literature, music and cuisine round up the deep history of Czechia.
With the infection surge over the past several weeks, the country is now seeing the virus spreading at the fastest rate in Europe.
Officials say most infected people still have mild or no symptoms, but the recent steep day-to-day increase in infections has been followed by an increase in hospitalizations and deaths from the virus.
The recent rise in cases caused the government to declare a state of emergency, accompanied by restrictive measures that strictly limit public gatherings, limit store hours and the number of people in bars and restaurants, and closed some schools.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said the Czech Republic has reported 346.1 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks, surpassing Spain, which has seen 305.4 cases per 100,000 over the same period.