Friday the 13th PHL Covid count: 13,177 new infections, 2nd highest single-day record

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The Philippines has again set another single day record high of new Covid -19 infections after recording 13,177 additional cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infection to 1, 713,302.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario the Department of Health (DOH) also noted that there was an observed increase in cases recorded in all areas.

β€œNational Capital Region (NCR) and NCR plus areas are showing a steep increase. The rest of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are exhibiting a slight increase in the number of cases,” Vergeire said in an online media forum.

For Aug 12, 2021, Vergeire said that the following are top regions of new cases:

  1. NCR – 3,642
  2. Region 4A – 2,193
  3. Region 3 – 1,756
  4. Region 7 – 1,005
  5. Region 6 – 703

Meanwhile, top areas of new cases are the following:

  1. Cavite – 1,019
  2. Bulacan – 717
  3. Quezon City – 644
  4. Laguna – 578
  5. Manila – 462

Nationally, according to Vergeire, the two-week growth rate (TWGR) remains to be positive with an increase in average daily attack rate (ADAR).

A new peak is set weekly – now at 1st week of August. The average daily reported cases: August 6 – 12: 10,459 July 30 – August 7: 7,987 July 23 – 29: 5,894 July 16 – 22: 5,657: Peak (April 9-15): 10,845.

The health capacity at less than 70 percent; Regions 7, 10, 4A, 3, 2, and 6 at high-risk with health capacity at greater than 70 percent.

Reported cases in NCR jumped to 933 or 52 percent which is higher than last week.

The average daily reported cases in NCR: August 6 – 12: 2,727 July 30 – August 7: 1,794 July 23 – 29: 1,057 July 16 – 22: 842; Peak (March 29-April 4): 5,532

In NCR, Navotas and Pateros are at critical risk with high-risk TWGR and ADAR; All areas have high-risk ADARs; 9 areas with health capacity greater than 70 percent.

Moreover, deaths nationally are now showing signs of plateauing which indicates possible increase in the following weeks.

β€œRegions 3 and 7 deaths continue to increase,” she said.

Meanwhile, as of August 13, the DOH also recorded 4,322 recoveries and 299 deaths.

Of the total number of cases, 5.6 percent (96,395) are active, 92.6 percent (1,587,069) have recovered, and 1.74 percent (29,838) have died.

The DOH said that 238 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 229 are recoveries.

Moreover, 10 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 175 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on August 11, 2021 but 4 were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the 4 non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 2.1 percent of samples tested and 1.5 percent of positive individuals.

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