Positivity rate plateaus at 13% plus: trending between 5-6K? Data for 05.26.2021

It’s a Wednesday, so the numbers are slightly higher than the Tuesday data. The Health Agency reports 5,310 new cases today with close to 7500 recoveries, dropping the active cases to less than 50,000 or at 3.9%. The cases today is based on tests from May 24 with positivity rate of 13.5%. The high positivity rate which has plateaued at this number is not comfortable information because it would mean that the total numbers would still hover between 5-6K daily. Nevertheless, the number of cases is on track to the 1.2M mark before the end of the month.

There were 150 new deaths reported today. This means that the case fatality ratio for outcomes remains steady at 1.76%. ICU bed utilization is higher nationally than the NCR (as the number of total cases in the NCR are now 80% less than what it was during the beginning of the second surge).

For the third day in a row, CALABARZON continued to take the lead on a regional level. It was also the only region that reported quadruple digits for the day. Many regions outside of the top three (Regions IV, NCR, and III) were seeing high cases including Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Among LGUs in NCR, the top three remained to be Quezon City, Pasig, and Manila. There were 7 of 17 LGUs from NCR among the top twenty cities with most cases for the day.

Cavite took back the lead among provinces with most cases, followed by its neighbor Laguna.

Cities outside of the NCR that were among the top ten were led by Baguio City, Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City, Dasmariñas (Cavite), and Angeles (Pampanga).

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