The DOH – Center for Health Development – Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) disclosed today the continuing decline of active cases of COVID-19 in the region as more eligible individuals are vaccinated.
Based on the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) data, the average of new COVID-19 cases per week from March 1-7 is at 269; March 8-14 at 252; and March 15-21 at 82; while the total average of recoveries and deaths from March 1 to 21 has been recorded at 891 and 17, respectively.
The region has 273 active cases with 482,512 total recoveries and 13,366 deaths to date.
The 173 Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) occupancy rate in Calabarzon is at 2%, with 84 admitted patients — 28 in Batangas and 28 in Quezon Province, 25 in Cavite, 2 in Laguna, and 1 in Rizal as of March 22, 2022.
Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia attributed the downward trend of COVID-19 cases to the increasing coverage of COVID-19 vaccination in the region.
“More and more eligible population in Calabarzon have been vaccinated due to our persistent effort to reach them. May mga lokal na pamahalaan ang inilalapit na mismo ang bakuna sa mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng house-to-house vaccination drive para matiyak na makakamit ng lahat ang proteksyon laban sa COVID-19,” Valencia emphasized.
He strongly urged the public, primarily the unvaccinated, to get their jab.
“Let us do our part, huwag na po tayong mag-alinlangan. Tara na at magpabakuna upang magkaroon tayo ng panangga kontra-COVID-19. Kapag bakunado, makakaiwas tayo sa malalang kumplikasyon na dala ng nasabing sakit,” he stated.
In the latest report from the Regional Vaccination Operations Center (RVOC), as of March 22, 2022, fully vaccinated individuals in the region reached 9,864,002 (74%) while 10,485,833 (79%) got their initial dose.
Valencia also underscored the importance of adherence to the minimum public health standards (MPHS) and the availing of our COVID-19 vaccines to achieve an extra layer of protection against the virus. |