MANILA, Philippines — The nationwide weekly positivity price for COVID-19 an infection jumped to 10.6 p.c, mentioned the Division of Well being (DOH) on Thursday, with 10 areas recording a positivity price over the worldwide threshold of 5 p.c.
The DOH acknowledged this in its newest COVID-19 situationer, displaying a steady improve within the variety of instances recorded per day from July 8 to July 14.
“Nationwide case pattern exhibits steady improve now averaging greater than 1,700 instances per day within the current week,” mentioned the DOH.
Of all areas, 10 have already recorded positivity charges previous the World Well being Group’s (WHO) threshold of 5 p.c — Calabarzon led with 14.4 p.c, adopted by Metro Manila with 13.0 p.c, Western Visayas with 11.7 p.c, Central Luzon with 11.5 p.c, Mimaropa with 11.1 p.c, CAR with 7.3 p.c, Cagayan Valley with 6.9 p.c, Ilocos Area with 6.7 p.c, Central Visayas with 6.5 p.c, and Northern Mindanao with 5.2 p.c.
Most areas additionally confirmed a pointy improve in instances with Metro Manila displaying the “steepest” improve, now recording 750 instances per day.
Nonetheless at ‘low danger’ for COVID transmission
Whereas most areas have proven continued improve in instances, the DOH asserted that healthcare utilization charges remained low and instances of extreme and significant COVID-19 admissions remained lower than 1 p.c.
With this, all areas proceed to stay beneath “low danger” classification, since common each day assault charges in all areas are nonetheless at low danger, in addition to the healthcare utilization charges.
Aside from this, deaths have additionally been reported to be in a continued decline from January, averaging about one dying per day in Might 2022.
In the meantime, a complete of 71,203,134 people (91.17 p.c of goal inhabitants) have now been vaccinated towards COVID-19.
The variety of people with booster pictures, nevertheless, translate solely to 19.81 p.c of the goal inhabitants at 15,468,421.
As of July 14, the nation’s total COVID-19 caseload is now at 3,725,382, with 16,244 lively instances, 3,648,497 recoveries and 60,641 deaths.
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