As all Tuesdays (and Wednesdays) have lower numbers, the new cases for the day are at 4,487. With more than 6,300 recoveries, this brings the active cases to 4.5% (still over 52,000 cases). Note that today’s report were based on tests for May 16 (Sunday) where testing facilities are not all operational.
There were 110 new deaths today. The case fatality ratio for outcomes remains steady at 1.76%. Intensive care unit utilization is greater nationally (57%) than the National Capital Region (56%). While ICU utilization is lower now in the NCR, there are still many hospitals where healthcare utilization is still more than 70%, which means that the average utilization is not reflective of every LGU.
On a low Tuesday, even the NCR had lower cases with less than 1,000 (for the first time in a long time) new cases. The trend was the same for CALABARZON. While only two LGUs in NCR reported triple digits, nine of 17 LGUs in Mega Manila still managed to make it to the top 20 cities with most cases. Sixteen of 17 regions in the country registered triple digits.
The update from the OCTA Research for May 18, 2021 showed improving numbers in the National Capital Region. The eight cities in Mega Manila whose risk status have been downgraded not to moderate risk are: Navotas, Malabon, Manila, Caloocan, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pasay and Parañaque. All nine remaining LGUs are still at high risk. Note the negative change (decline) in average cases in ALL the cities in NCR, for the period May 11-17, 2021.