For the first time in quite awhile, the total cases in the country dips to less than 5,000 with the Health Agency reporting 4,734 new cases. The positivity rate for May 9 is also down to 12.2% and this continued decline is welcome news as the sad news of the Indian variants being reported in 2 Filipino overseas foreign workers.
With 7,837 additional recoveries, the active cases is down to a tad above 5%. New deaths reported today is 59, bringing the case fatality ratio of outcomes lower at 1.76%.
There were just a little over 1,200 cases for the NCR in Tuesday’s low case output with NCR accounting for one-fourth (25%) of the total cases in the country. This was followed by CALABARZON and Central Luzon. These three regions alone contributed to a little more than half (55%) of the total cases in the Philippines for the day.
In NCR, Quezon City continued to lead with almost 40% of the total cases coming from this city alone. Two other cities recorded triple digits – Manila and Caloocan. Eleven of 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20 cities with most cases.
Cavite, Zamboanga del Sur, and Negros Occidental led the haul on a provincial level.
Here is a summary recap from the OCTA Research on the effect of the ECQ and MECQ during this second surge. While it is true that the second surge had greatly affected economic revival and various scales of economies, it was needed to save life. The number of ICU bed occupancy is significantly higher now in spite of the lower cases and better numbers because patients admitted into intensive care units have longer recovery periods.