May 16, 2023 People's Journal 734 views

THE country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases increased by 31 percent from May 8 to 14, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 1,773 daily infections which is a 421-case increase from the 1,352 recorded between May 1 to 7.
Additionally, there were 12,414 new cases in the recent week.

The tally of severe and critical infections increased to 437 from the previous week’s 410.

Only 18.8 percent or 394 out of the 2,093 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 21.7 percent or 3,791 of 17,454 non-ICU beds are utilized.

At least 78,443,972 or 100.4 percent of the country’s target population (78,100,578) have been vaccinated against Covid-19, including 82.16 percent of 8,721,357 senior citizens, as of March 19.

A total of 23,811,248 have received booster shots out of the fully vaccinated population.

To date, the country has logged over 4.1 million coronavirus cases and 66,453 deaths since January 2020. Philippine News Agency