The week in review and the data for 04.18.2022

The Health Agency announces 1,674 additional cases for the week of April 11-17, 2022, bringing the daily average cases to 239. This is 12% lower than the previous week. Unfortunately, 200 deaths were added to this week with 43 being recent (occurring April 4-17), while the majority were considered backlogs.

Hospital bed utilization as well as ICU utilization was at very low risk. There are currently 664 severe and critical COVID19 cases.

Vaccination is at an all time low, considering the Holy Week where people flocked to their home provinces instead of the vaccination sites. The over-all coverage for the Philippines stands at 74.25% of the eligible population to get vaccinated, while the A2 (senior citizen) is also at a stand still at 76.14%. For the week April 11-17, only 202,000 were added to the fully vaccinated group, while only 164,407 availed of the first booster or additional dose.

While the long holiday most likely affected the number of daily cases, the NCR accounted for almost half the total cases today.

The Health Agency announced 170 new cases for April 18, with 9 added deaths. Mega Manila had 81 cases. Three LGUs in NCR had double digits. They were: Parañaque 16, Quezon City 11, and Manila 10. The rest had single digit numbers with four LGUs reporting zero covid. The zero covid LGUs in NCR were: Pateros, Malabon, Marikina and Valenzuela.

Outside of NCR, only one province had double digit cases – Iloilo province with 10. There were no reported cases in Iloilo city.

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