407 cases and 282 deaths for 03.23.2022

The Health Agency announces 407 new cases today, but it’s the deaths that’s startling as 282 deaths are added, bringing the total deaths to 58,563 (from yesterday’s 58,281).

The National Capital Region accounted for 30% of today’s cases with 123. Five LGUs in NCR reported double digits. They are: Quezon City 21, City of Manila 17, Caloocan 13, and Makati and Parañaque 11 apiece. The rest of the LGUs reported single digit numbers, with San Juan and Pateros logging ZERO COVID.

Outside of NCR, it was the province of Cavite that had the most cases with 47 cases today. Iloilo province and city had 21 cases (18 for the province and 3 for the city), Cebu province and Cebu City had 20 cases (13 for the city and 7 for the province), Laguna 15, and Rizal 11. The rest of the provinces and HUCs reported 10 and less cases today.

The 7-day average positivity rate is at 2.4%.

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