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Philippines logs 1,682 new COVID-19 cases from June 6-12

The Philippines recorded a total of 1,682 new COVID-19 cases from June 6 to 12 with a daily average of 240 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Monday.

According to the DOH, this average is 30.4% higher than the average of 185 cases recorded from May 30 to June 5.

Data also showed that 498 severe and critical cases are currently admitted. This is 11.3% of total COVID-19 admissions.

Of the intensive care unit beds, 16.6% are occupied while 20.3% of the non-ICU COVID-19 beds are in use.

The DOH said that of the new cases this week, only eight are severe or critical cases.

Vaccination rate

Meanwhile, more than 69.7 million individuals, or 77.51% of the government’s target population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The DOH said 14.5 million individuals have received their booster shots.

More than 6.7 million senior citizens or 77.42% of the target population have also received their primary vaccine series.

According to the DOH, there were also five verified deaths during the past week. Two of these occurred from May 30 to June 12.

The DOH earlier said that it is possible for the government to raise Alert Level to 2 should COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the country.

The National Capital Region is set to remain under Alert Level 1 — the lowest in the alert level system — until June 15.

Under Alert Level 2, certain establishments and activities are allowed at 50% capacity indoors for fully vaccinated adults (and minors, even if unvaccinated), and 70% capacity outdoors. — RSJ, GMA News