The week in review and the data for 07.18.2022

The Health Agency announces that the total cases from July 11-17 totaled 14,640 (or an increase of 40% from the previous week of July 4-10 where 10,271 cases were logged). This puts us on a 7-day average of 2091 new daily cases.

Health care utilization is also up with non-ICU care at 23.8% (compared to 22.7% the previous week) and ICU utilization at 18.3% (versus 17% the previous week). Note that these numbers represent the whole country and will vary from region, province, and local government unit.

The severe and critical admissions are up at 589 or around 8.7% of total cases of the COVID19 admissions.

There is no official information from the Department of Health on their website. The latest data summary for the week of July 11-17 is from CNN Philippines.

Today, the Department of Health announces 2285 new cases with an 11.2% positivity and no added deaths. The NCR owned 911 of the cases.

It was the provinces (and HUCs) outside of NCR that owned more than 60% of the cases today with Cavite leading with 220 cases followed by Laguna 118 and Pampanga 109. The rest that had double digits were: Rizal 90, Batangas 90, Quezon Province 10, Bulacan 75, Batanes 24, Nueva Ecija 31, Tarlac 25, Iloilo 93, Negros Occidental 25, Aklan 10, Cebu 77 (Cebu City had 47), Cagayan Province 10, Isabela 14, Davao del Sur 37 (Davao City had 30), Pangasinan 87, Baguio City 30, Cagayan de Oro 11, and General Santos 12.

In Mega Manila, Quezon City led the pack with 232 cases followed by Makati with 123. Twelve LGUs had double digits: Manila 89, Pasig and Taguig 81 each, Parañaque 63, Pasay City 49, Las Piñas 38, Muntinlupa 37, Mandaluyong 35, Caloocan 25, Marikina 22, Valenzuela 14, and San Juan 11. Pateros was the lone LGU that reported zero covid in NCR today.

The positivity rate for major areas in the country are shown below (data from Prof. Guido David). While there is moderate growth in positivity rates in some areas including the National Capital Region, Aklan has the highest positivity rate today with close to 2 of every 5 individuals testing positive. Tarlac, Laguna, Nueva Ecija and Pampanga have also breached the 20% positivity rate.

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