As the weekend draws near the Health Agency reports a 6,784 new cases today and with fewer recoveries, the positive cases are close to 60,000 (5.2%). Today’s cases are based on positivity rate of 13.1% for May 14. Just a fair reminder that cases above the 6,000 number will make any country land in the top 20 countries with the most cases in the WORLD.
With 137 new deaths, the case fatality ratio of those with outcomes is up at 1.77%. The total number of deaths now stands close to 19,000 as the total number of COVID-19 cases is at 1.13 million.
The National Capital Region contributed to 1/4 of the total cases for the day with 1,697 new cases. CALABARZON was in second with 1,325 and Central Luzon in third with 976 new cases. Together, these three regions continue to commit around 60 percent of the total daily cases for the Philippines.
While there is daily inconsistency among cities in Mega Manila brings in the most cases, Quezon City is solid in its daily numbers as it continued to lead both regionally and nationally in number of new cases. Eleven of 17 LGUs in the NCR are among the top twenty cities with most cases for the day.
Four provinces are back in the top of the heap among provinces in one region alone – Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal.