PHOTO CAPTION: Hospitals in Aklan are recording a significant decrease in the number of people admitted due to COVID-19 infections./iNews
KALIBO, Aklan–The province of Aklan is seeing a 95 percent drop in COVID-19 hospital admissions in late September compared to the number of admissions last July.
Hospitals reported daily admissions in the low double digits—as low as nine COVID patients a day–which has been the trend from September 21 to September 25.
On Saturday, Aklan almost tied the previous record of seven hospitalizations on March 28, 2021.
Hospitals admitted 154 people on July 31; on September 25, admissions were down to nine patients.
Vaccine coverage may be reducing the daily admissions in public and private hospitals and the deaths over the last few weeks.
As of Sunday, Aklan’s seven-day average of new coronavirus cases stood at 17, which is roughly 10 times lower than at the beginning of August.
The seven-day positivity rate from September 18 to 25 now stands at 18 percent, with the province recording its lowest single-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 2 percent on September 13, 2021. On that day, four were found positive for the virus out of 169 tested.
On September 24, the province reported one death in Kalibo, bringing the cumulative total to 314. To date, there are 12,456 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Aklan, including 217 actively infected people.
So far, Aklan has reported 36 cases of variants of concerns and interests, including 28 cases of the Delta variant.
It remains categorized as a low-risk province. (Boy Ryan Zabal/iNews-Aklan/Boracay Bureau)