The Health Agency announces a total of 19,262 cases for the week August 22-28, 2022 (-19% from the week of August 15-21 where the country had 23,883 cases). The 7-day average is now less than 3000 (at 2752 cases vs 3412 the week prior). Despite the lower cases, the severe and critical cases are up with 110 added this week (0.62% of new cases) compared to 101 (0.44%) the week prior. There were 316 added deaths, 94 of which occurred recently (from August 15-28).
Healthcare utilization is lower for both non-ICU (28.1% vs 30.2% the week prior) and ICU bed utilization at 24.9% (vs. 27% the week prior). However, severe and critical admissions comprised 10.5% of total COVID-19 admissions this week compared to 9.7% of the cases the week prior (when there were more COVID cases).
There were 2573 new cases today with 53 added deaths. The positivity rate is reset today and is now at a low 11.6%. As the national cases decline, the hotbed of the country – the National Capital Region – accounts for the greater share of the pie, with 891 (35%) of the cases.
In NCR, 2 LGUs continue to report triple digits – Quezon City 208 and Manila 139. Twelve LGUs had double digits: Makati 88, Pasig and Parañaque 71 each, Las Piñas 49, Pasay City 42, Taguig 37, Muntinlupa 33, Valenzuela and Marikina 32 each, Mandaluyong 31, Caloocan 29, and San Juan 10.
Outside of NCR, four provinces reported triple digits: Cavite 146, Rizal 118, Laguna 102 and Davao del Sur 101 (with Davao City owning 88 of the cases).
Provinces with more than 50 but less than 100 cases today were: Bulacan 85, Cebu 86, Iloilo 67, Cagayan Province 66 and Isabela 52.