Making sense of the new case bulletin of the DoH for COVID-19: Day 1

With the lower cases in the Philippines (reporting triple digits), the Health Agency has now revised its case bulletin. The infographic below shows three parameters: Healthcare Utilization, Vaccination Accomplishment and the COVID-19 cases.

The data for healthcare utilization and vaccination status is delayed by one day. Which means, as of March 6, 2022, HCUR is at low risk in the country, considering that only 18.4% of the non-ICU bed is used for COVID-19 and 25.7% ICU beds are used for COVID-19. Of the COVID-19 admissions in the country, 16.1% are severe and critical.

Vaccination accomplishment is also displayed. As of March 6, the PH has covered almost 71% of the target population vaccinated, with almost 75% of the senior citizens also vaccinated. On the extreme right, information is provided on the actual number of fully vaccinated individuals (how many were vaccinated within that week) and the number of individuals who have received an additional or booster dose (with the number of those also who received additional doses within that week).

Then of course, is the coup de grace. That’s the COVID-19 cases in the country. As of March 7, there were 6297 cases from March 1-7 (or added on March 1-7). The 7-day average is at 899. Only 3 new cases were severe and critical (0.05% of new cases).

Based on the website of the DoH, the PH officially had 733 cases today (but since 22 are duplicates and they were removed from the total) then 711 is the final total cases for March 7, 2022.

The NCR owned 183 or 26% of the total cases for the day with the City of Manila owning 33 and Quezon City owning 30 cases. In third was Parañaque with 22 cases. All other LGUs reported less than 20 cases while 7 LGUs reported single digit. The single digit LGU were: Caloocan 8, Malabon 3, Mandaluyong 5, Muntinlupa 8, Pasig 9, Valenzuela 3, and Pateros 1. Two LGUs had ZERO COVID-19 – Navotas and San Juan.

Out side of the NCR, NO OTHER REGION had triple digit cases.

Other regions that trailed NCR were: CALABARZON 93, Central Luzon 78, Central Visayas 76 Western Visayas 55 and Davao Region 52. All other regions had less than 50 cases with 5 regions reporting single digit. These single digit regions were: BARMM 3, CARAGA 6, MIMAROPA 2, Bicol 9, and Eastern Visayas 7.

There were 3 ROFs that were positive today.

Today’s positivity rate is 3.3% based on 15873 tested individuals last March 6, 2022.

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