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Philippines logs 28,008 new COVID-19 cases from August 8-14, higher by 3%

The Philippines has logged 28,008 new COVID-19 cases from August 8 to August 14, according to the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday.

In its weekly COVID-19 case bulletin, the DOH said this is 3% higher compared to the 27,331 cases recorded from August 1 to August 7.

The daily average also increased to 4,001 from the previous 3,904.

The agency also verified 229 additional deaths, 98 of which occurred in August, 129 in July, one in June, and one in September 2021.

Data also showed that 822 severe and critical cases are currently admitted or 9.6% of total COVID-19 admissions.

Meanwhile, of the 2,571 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 719 or 28% are occupied while 6781 or 30.9% of the 21,968 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are in use.

There were 101 new severe and critical cases. This was 0.36% of the new cases reported for the week.

Vaccination updates

A total of 72,107,090 individuals or 92.33% of the government’s target population are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Of this number, 208,369 were vaccinated from August 8 to August 14.

Meanwhile, at least 6.7 million senior citizens, or 77.96% of the target population have also received their primary vaccine series.

The DOH also noted that 17,015,413 individuals have received their booster shots. Of which, 412,316 were boosted last week. — RSJ, GMA News