June 20, 2021

マニラ首都圏 感染減速か

マニラ首都圏でのコロナウイルス感染が今月に入って減速していることから、首都圏はウイルスの脅威に対して「中程度のリスク」であると、保健省長官が発表しました。

この発表によると、5月2日から15日までの2週間のNCRにおける感染者数の増加率は、マイナス39%からマイナス46%に低下したようです。首都圏のICUベッド利用率も、88%から56%へと大幅に下がっています。

加えて、首都圏の状況は改善されつつありますが、その他のいくつかの地域では未だ感染増加傾向が見られることも指摘されました。ドゥケ氏は各地方自治体に対し、感染拡大を防ぐため地域ごとの隔離や小規模な隔離政策を継続して実施するよう求めています。15日から31日までの期間、首都圏では規制が緩和される一方、地方では規制が強化されています。

現在フィリピンでは、5万4,000人以上が感染していると考えられています。まだまだ油断はできない状況ですが、ワクチン接種が進む首都圏で感染が落ち着いてきたのはワクチンの効果とも捉えられます。安全のもとフィリピン全域で接種を進め、経済回復へと向かってほしいです。

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

‘Bumabagal na ang paglaki ng kaso’: Duque says Metro Manila at moderate COVID-19 risk

MANILA – Metro Manila is now at “moderate risk” against the threat of COVID-19, the country’s health chief has said, as coronavirus infections in the capital region has slowed down this month.

In a public address aired Tuesday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the 2-week COVID-19 growth rate in NCR went down from negative 39 percent to negative 46 percent from May 2 to 15.

The average daily attack rate in NCR also decreased from 24.9 cases per 100,000 population to 13.44 cases per 100 population from in the same period, he added.
“Ibig sabihin nito, bumabagal na ‘yong pagdagdag o paglaki ng kaso,” Duque said.

(This means that the increase in cases is slowing down.)

From May 15 to 32, the capital region has been placed under general community quarantine but with heightened restrictions.

To curb the spread of the disease, Duque called on local government units to continue implementing localized or granular lockdowns.
While the COVID-19 situation in Metro Manila is improving, the health chief noted that infections were increasing in 10 regions.

These are Zamboanga Peninsula, Western Visayas, Mimaropa, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, Bicol Region, Davao Region, Eastern Visayas and Bangsamoro.
Meanwhile, Duque also reported that health-care utilization across the country has dropped to 46 percent as of May 16 from 54 percent in April.

In NCR, the health-care utilization rate fell to 45 percent from 68 percent last month, a decrease of 23 percent.

The ICU bed utilization rate in the capital region, he added, has significantly gone down to 56 percent from 88 percent.

The Philippines has so far tallied over 1.1 million cases, of which more than 19,000 have died from the disease. To date, over 54,000 people are considered active cases or deemed infectious.