The week in review and the data for 10.24.2022

The Health Agency announces 22% lower cases with 11,995 new cases from October 17-23, 2022 compared to the 15,314 cases for the week of October 10-16, 2022. While this was the good news, the bad news was that the number of deaths increased from 251 the previous week to 272 during the past week with 10% of them occurring between October 10-23 (or considered ‘fresh’, by the government).

Healthcare utilization is also lower, reflecting the milder presentation of COVID-19 among the reported cases. Non-ICU bed utilization was down to 26.4% versus 26.8% the previous week, while ICU bed use was at 23.1% the past week versus 25% the previous week. Severe and critical admission was also down from 690 to 650. Positivity rate average ended at 13.6% for the week of October 17-23, better than the 14.9% positivity rate for the week of October 10-16. Nevertheless, these are still considered high rates and the number of cases in the country (and in many countries around the world) are highly under reported.

There were 1334 new cases and 35 added deaths today. Positivity rate is reset to 12.1% today. NCR owned 26.7% of the cases today as the provinces are now reporting rising cases,

Quezon City continued to haul the cases as the only LGU with triple digits – 101 cases – today. Other LGUs in NCR reported low double digits: Makati 36, Manila 35, Parañaque 28, Taguig 25, Pasig 24, Las Piñas 22, Caloocan 18, Mandaluyong and Marikina 14 each, Muntinlupa 13, Pasay City 11 and Valenzuela 10.

The provinces that had more than 50 but less than 100 cases were: Cavite 70, Iloilo 76, Cebu 70, Laguna 62, Bulacan 60 and Davao del Sur 56.

Will we see less than quadruple digits tomorrow?

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