2023 September 4
MANILA – The country’s daily average for new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 3 percent from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.
In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 111 daily infections, three cases lower than the 114 cases recorded in the previous seven days.
From Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, a total of 780 new cases were recorded, it said.
Meanwhile, the tally of severe and critical infections increased to 291 from 240 cases logged during the week of Aug. 21 to 27.
Five deaths were verified during the past week but they did not occur between Aug. 20 to Sept. 3.
Only 10.8 percent of the intensive care unit (ICU) beds, or 166 out of the 1,542, are in use, while 13.9 percent, or 1,982 of 14,307, non-ICU beds have been utilized as of Sept.3.
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.
The country has logged 4,110,343 Covid cases, with 2,685 active cases, 4,040,991 recoveries, and 66,667 deaths since January 2020.
Ma. Teresa Montemayor (PNA)