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Philippines registers 9,069 new COVID-19 cases from November 7-13

The Philippines logged 9,069 new COVID-19 infections between November 7 and November 13, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

According to its weekly bulletin, the DOH said the daily case average for last week was 1,296 — 43% higher than the 907 cases monitored from October 31 to November 6.

Data from the Health Department also showed 113 deaths belatedly recorded from September 2020 to November 2022.

"Of the figures, 39 occurred in November 2022, 42 in October 2022, 13 in September 2022, two in August 2022, four in March 2021, four in February 2021, four in January 2021, one in December 2020, three in November 2020, and one in September 2020," the DOH said.

Six hundred thirteen COVID-19 cases were tagged as severe and critical, and admitted to the hospitals as of November 13.

Out of the 2,465 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 524 or 21.3% were occupied while 5,363 or 25.8% of the non-ICU COVID-19 beds were in use.

Of the new cases recorded in the covered period, there were six individuals tagged as new severe or critical cases.

1,009 new COVID-19 cases

Meanwhile, the DOH said 1,009 new coronavirus cases were monitored in the country on Monday.

This brings the total active cases to 19,821 from Sunday’s 19,716 and the total nationwide tally to 4,019,163.

Total recoveries increased to 3,934,937 while the current death toll climbed to 64,405.

The National Capital Region remained the region with the highest new infections in the last 14 days with 2,821. Region IV-A followed with 1,681; Region VI with 1,329; Region III with 989 and Region VII with 938.

A total of 9,234 individuals were tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, November 13, while 289 laboratories submitted their results.

The country’s bed occupancy rate remained at low risk with 7,038 of the total 28,483 hospital beds occupied and 21,445 vacant.

Vaccination updates

The DOH said over 73 million or 94.29% of the government’s target population have availed of their primary COVID-19 vaccines.

Meanwhile, over 20 million individuals were inoculated with booster doses while at least 6.9 million senior citizens, or 79.42% of the target A2 population have received their complete coronavirus vaccine shots. -NB, GMA News