As expected for Tuesdays (and Wednesdays) the Health Agency reported 7,204 new cases with more than 10,000 recoveries, brings the total active cases to 7.1% of the total. This brings up the critical and severe cases to 2.4% (or 1,720 requiring intensive care or hospitalization). The DoH reports today, lower than critical level for intensive care beds in the National Capital Region at 69% (1% below the critical level). Positivity rate is stable at an average of 15-17 percent the past days.
There were 63 new deaths, bringing the case fatality ratio based on outcomes (recoveries and deaths) to 1.8%.
The NCR had less than 3,000 new cases for today, with CALABARZON in second with 1,312 cases and Central Luzon login in less than 1,000. Seven other regions reported triple digits. There were 34 cases with no known location based on region.
In the National Capital Region where 40% of the total cases in the Philippines are found, Quezon City continued to lead, accounting for more than 30% of the cases in Mega Manila. Nine LGUs reported more than 100 cases, while the rest had only double digits. With the very erratic number of cases from most LGUs, it would be premature to claim that the numbers are “down” and that easing quarantine would be a prudent decision after April 30.
Twelve of 17 LGUs in NCR were in the top 20 cities with most cases.
On a provincial level, Cavite continued the lead with 454 new cases, followed by Bulacan and Rizal. Surprisingly, Negros Occidental is up in fourth spot, outpacing Laguna and Batangas.