The Health Agency announces 17,145 cases for the week of August 29-September 4, 2022. This is down 10% of the cases from the week of August 22-28, 2022. This puts the 7-day average of cases at 2,449/day for the past week.
There were 40 severe and critical cases this week or 0.28% of the cases. The number of deaths, however, was higher with 354 deaths (108 occurring in the past 2 weeks) compared to the previous week where 316 deaths were reported.
Healthcare utilization was up at 29.3% for non ICU beds (from 28.1% the previous week) and down at 23.5% for ICU beds (from 24.9% the previous week). Severe and critical admissions are down to 768 compared to 806 last week.
As mentioned in the previous blogs, the target population coverage, while at close to 93% for fully vaccinated individuals should be revised based on the age group that is now allowed to receive vaccines for COVID-19. This includes the pediatric population 5 years old and up in the Philippines. If this is adjusted accordingly, the actual corrected % coverage would most likely be less than 70% of the actual eligible population based on approved age for the vaccines of COVID-19 available in the country.
There were 2202 new cases today with 51 added deaths. Because it is a Monday, the testing results are reset and the positivity rate is at 9%. The NCR owned 720 of the cases.
In NCR, Quezon City led with 162 cases. Thirteen other LGUs had double digits: Manila 98, Caloocan 65, Taguig 58, Parañaque 50, Makati 47, Las Piñas 40, Pasig 37 Muntinlupa 32, Valenzuela 30, Pasay City 29, Marikina 23, Mandaluyong 19, and San Juan 12.
Outside of NCR, Cavite and Rizal reported triple digits with 120 and 141, respectively.
Provinces and HUCs that had more than 50 but less than 100 cases were: Laguna 75, Batangas 68, Bulacan 83, Tarlac 51, Cebu 56, Isabela 50, Davao del Sur 77 (66 from Davao City alone) and Pangasinan 50.