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DOH: Daily average of COVID-19 cases up by 9.9% in PH

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2022-05-24 08:26

People wearing face masks and shields to protect themselves against the COVID-19 coronavirus cross a street in Manila on September 7, 2021. (Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] MANILA: The Philippines recorded 1,214 new COVID-19 cases from May 16 to 22, the Department of Health said Monday. The daily case average during that period was 173, which was 9.9% higher than a week earlier. Of the additional infections, 14 had severe and critical illness, PhilStar reported.

The DOH has recorded more than 3.68 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in 2020. There are currently 718 severe and critical admissions, which represent 12.9% of total COVID-19 patients in hospitals. Data from the health department showed that 15.4% of 2,812 intensive care unit beds nationwide have been used, while 17.4% of 23,697 non-ICU beds have been utilized. The DOH also verified six deaths during the past week. Over 60,000 people have died in the Philippines since the beginning of the health crisis.

According to the DOH, over 69 million Filipinos have been fully immunized against COVID-19. Of the figure, only 13.8 million have received booster shots. Last week, the agency announced the detection of BA.4 Omicron variant in the country. 


 

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