2023 April 17
MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases increased by 23 percent from April 10 to 16, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.
The agency posted 341 daily infections from 278 recorded between April 3 to 9.
Overall, there were 2,386 new cases and 20 verified deaths in the recent week.
During the same week, the tally of severe and critical infections went down to 356 from the previous 378.
Only 12.3 percent or 234 out of the 1,900 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 17.4 percent or 2,929 of 16,791 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 4.08 million coronavirus cases and more than 66,420 fatalities.
Ma. Teresa Montemayor