On April 19th, USCIS updated its count of
FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of April 13, 2012, 20,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 9,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
This is not a significant jump from the first week of filing. There were approximately 3,000 more on cap petitions and 4,000 on Master’s cap filings.