The week in review and the data for 07.11.2022

The Health Agency announces the weekly situation of COVID-19 in the country with cases up from 7,398 on the week of June 27-July 3, 2022 to 10,271 for the week of July 4-10, 2022. This is an almost 40% increase in cases with the daily average cases now at 1,467. As the number of cases increase, so do the severe and critical. There were 27 added severe and critical (or 0.27% of the new cases) this week. The 50 added deaths this past week were not recent (or fresh) and had occurred prior to June 27, 2022. The 50 verified deaths occurred from November 2020 to May 2022.

On healthcare utilization, non-ICU bed use is up at 4,863 (of 21,424) this past week compared to 4,342 (of 21,791) of the other week. That means 22.7% vs 19.9% for non-ICU bed utilization. On ICU bed utilization, 411 (of 2,414) were occupied (17%) this week compared to 381 (of 2,487) or 15.3% the previous week. The number of severe and critical admissions stood at 555 this past week versus 497 the week prior. In general, the healthcare utilization of the country is relatively low in spite of the rising COVID-19 cases. This may not be necessarily true in all localities.

Vaccination coverage of the target population is now at 78.95% (up from 78.64%) and 77.72% of the A2 population is now covered. The vaccination rate is also slightly up with close to 700,000 being fulling vaccinated as of the week prior and close to 400,000 receiving a booster dose. However, the number of individuals receiving a booster (or additional dose) is still a low 15.34 million (although up from the 15.14 million the week prior to this).

There are 1,660 new cases reported today with no deaths added. This week begins with a 9.6% positivity rate.

The NCR accounted for 769 (or 46%) of the cases for the day. Quezon City and Manila reported triple digits with 156 and 103 cases, respectively. Twelve other LGUs reported double digits: Parañaque and Makati had 78 cases apiece, Taguig 62, Pasig 52, Pasay City 47, Las Piñas 44, Mandaluyong 31, Muntinlupa 29, Valenzuela 26, San Juan 23, Caloocan 19, and Marikina 13. Pateros reported zero covid today.

Provinces and HUCs that reported triple digits today were: Cavite 110 and Iloilo 105. The following had double digits today: Laguna 68, Rizal 70, Bataan 69, Quezon Province 19, Bulacan 32, Pampanga 34, Bataan 13, Nueva Ecija 12, Tarlac 27, Negros Occidental 18, Aklan 12, Antique 11, Cebu (including Cebu City) 58, Negros Oriental 10, Cagayan Valley 15, Isabela 10, Davao CIty 22, and Pangasinan 25.

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