Weekly COVID-19 cases top 200 in Ilocos region
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — At least 246 individuals were infected with COVID-19 in the Ilocos region between May 14 and 20, the regional Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, May 22.
In its latest case bulletin, the DOH said the weekly average of cases dropped by five percent compared to the infections logged the previous week.
None of the new cases were tagged as severe or critical, the DOH said.
During the same period, the DOH said one person died due to the virus.
Healthcare utilization rate continued to be in the “safe” zone despite the number of cases topping 200 in the past two weeks.
At least 16 percent of the 182 intensive care unit (ICU) beds set aside for suspect, probable, and confirmed cases, had been occupied, the DOH data showed. Ten percent, or 120 of the 1,212 non-ICU beds, were also occupied.
Of the total admissions, seven patients were being treated as “severe and critical admissions,” the DOH data showed. The state-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Batac City, Ilocos Norte, also said that at least eight of its health workers were isolated due to the virus.
In a separate bulletin, the independent pandemic monitor Octa Research said the Ilocos region’s provinces of La Union and Pangasinan were among the areas in Luzon that had high seven-day COVID-19 positivity rates.
The positivity rate in La Union was 21.1 percent, while it was 15.5 percent in Pangasinan, according to Octa. INQ
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