As the reproduction number and the positivity rates continue to increase in the country, the week of June 20-26, 2022 saw a 53% jump in cases compared to the week of June 13-19, 2022. There were 4,634 new cases (7-day average of 662 cases/day) compared to 3,051 the week prior (436 cases/day). Of the cases added this week, 14 were severe and critical cases at the time of testing. There were a total of 51 deaths added the week of June 20-26 but none of them were recent (or occurred between June 13-26).
Healthcare utilization for the week was 4,034 of 22,251 (18.1%) non-ICU beds compared to the previous week of 4,033 of 22,156 (18.2%) non ICU beds. ICU bed utilization was 391 of 2,628 (14.9%) this week versus 385 of 2,636 (14.6%) from last week. Critical and severe covid admissions is up at 591 vs 554 the week prior.
There were more people that had been fully vaccinated this week as more than 323,000 were added, pushing the coverage for the target population to 78.17%. Individuals with boosters or additional doses remained a paltry 108,945 for the week compared to more than 327,000 boosters given in the previous week. The A2 coverage hardly moved at 77.48% (from a previous 77.47%).
The Health Agency announces 867 new cases today with no deaths. The positivity rate resets to 5.7% today. The NCR, which remains the epicenter of the pandemic had 434 cases today with Quezon City, for the first time breaching the triple digit mark with 103 new cases. This was followed by Manila 55, Makati 44, Parañaque 41, Mandaluyong 32, Las Piñas 31, Pasig 23, Taguig and Muntinlupa with 20 each, Marikina 18, Caloocan City 17 and Pasay City 12. Only Navotas had zero covid today.
In the CALABARZON area, 158 cases were reported with Cavite 51, Laguna 44, Batangas 34, Rizal 26, Quezon Province 3.
Other provinces and HUCs (highly urbanized cities) that saw double digits were: Bulacan 13, Pampanga 19, Iloilo 50, Cebu 35, Davao City 18, and Pangasinan 17.