545 cases and 119 deaths and the data for 03.18.2022

The Health Agency announces 545 new cases and adds 119 deaths today. The NCR accounted for 23% of the total cases in the country. The decline in cases has slowed down and at the rate of decline now, it looks like we will reach a trough of around 400-500 cases per week. Which shouldn’t be the objective. We need to bring the numbers significantly lower than 300 cases nationally and less than 100 in NCR alone. But because we’re really not testing enough anymore, our low numbers may not be an actual reflection of the current state in the country, in spite of the 2.7% positivity rate.

The NCR had 128 cases today, with 6 LGUS reporting double digits. They are: City of Manila 28, Quezon City 20, Caloocan, Makati and Pasay City with 11 cases apiece, and Parañaque with 10. The rest of the Mega Manila LGUs had single digit with Navotas reporting ZERO covid.

Outside of NCR, it was the province of Iloilo that reported the highest cases today with 56 followed by Cebu City and Cavite Province with 22 each.

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