Close to 7.5K new cases, are we seeing an uptick in the PH on 05.29.2021

The Philippines landed in ninth spot among countries with most cases for the day yesterday, 05.28.2021. In the Asian region, we were number 1 with most cases for the day, overtaking neighboring Malaysia that is seeing rising cases as well. The world today passes the 170 million cases mark today.

While the new cases were slightly lower today compared to yesterday, the Health Agency nevertheless reported higher than the average cases from a week ago with 7,443 new cases today. Today’s report is from reports of May 27, with a positivity rate of 12.5% from more than 46,000 tests done. Only 2 laboratories did not submit reports on time (accounting for <0.5% of the reports). Active cases remain at 4.4% or more than 53,000.

There were 156 new deaths added placing the total case fatality ratio for outcomes steady at 1.78%. As NCR sees a plateau in cases, the rise in total new daily cases are mostly coming from regions outside of Mega Manila. In order to stem the increase in cases, the government must declare stricter quarantine measures in these regions as majority of them are currently on either MGCQ or GCQ status. There is not need to wait until June 1 before the quarantine status is placed under stricter measures. Doing so will result in higher morbidity and mortality in these areas.

We’re now seeing higher cases because regions outside of NCR are seeing rising new cases. ALL regions (except for CALABARZON and NCR) report triple digits. CALABARZON led the day, for the fourth time this week with 1,171 cases followed by NCR with 1,154. This brings down the new cases of NCR to an all time low of 15.5% of the total cases in the country. The regions seeing surging cases are Western Visayas, Cagayan Valley, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Ilocos Region, CARAGA, Davao Region, MIMAROPA, SOCCSKARGEN, and BARMM.

In NCR, while Quezon City continues to be the city to beat, other cities with triple digits are Manila, Pasig and Parañaque. Eight of 17 LGUs from NCR remain in the top 20 cities with most cases.

Laguna had the most cases today on a provincial level. This was followed by Isabela, Misamis Oriental, Iloilo, and Cavite.

Cities outside of NCR LGUs that saw a spike in cases were: Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo City and Davao City. They came in second to fourth in rank, respectively.

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