I’m really not sure om whether the 4,973 new cases announced by the Health Agency today included already the unreported data from COVIDKaya yesterday. But I will take a good news any day of the week. Based on the May 22 reports, there were 12.8% positive for almost 50,000 tests done. This means that around 5,550 tested positive (but some of them may be repeat tests). There was no explanation provided by the Health Agency in today’s report regarding the data (unlike yesterday when they announced why the number of new cases suddenly decreased.)
There are now less than 50,000 active cases and with 39 new deaths reported, the case fatality ratio for outcomes remains steady at 1.76%.
It’s been quite awhile (on rare occasions) that another region overtakes the numbers in NCR. And today was that day. CALABARZON, a region south of Mega Manila that closely trails NCR in terms of daily new cases had more new cases than the imperial megapolis of the Philippines with 1,041 vs 1,034 new cases.
In the National Capital Region, Quezon City and Manila continued to lead the haul with triple digits. And on a national level, ten of 17 cities from NCR are among the top twenty cities with most cases in the county. The other half of the top cities outside of NCR include: Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, Bacoor City (Cavite) and Bacolod City (Negros Occidental), that are in the top ten.