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DOH logs 1,101 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 6–12, 2023

The Philippines registered 1,101 new COVID-19 infections from February 6 to February 12, 2023, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

Based on the DOH’s latest bulletin, the number of cases in the recent week went up by 9% compared to the 1,012 coronavirus infections logged from January 30 to February 5, 2023.

The daily case average likewise increased to 157 from the 145 recorded a week before.

Latest data from the DOH also showed a total of 98 additional verified COVID-19-related deaths were belatedly recorded by the agency. These deaths were registered from August 2020 to February 2023. Six occurred between January 31 and February 12.

“Of the 98 deaths, 6 occurred in February 2023, 17 in January 2023, 3 in December 2022, 7 in November 2022, 1 in October 2022, 3 in March 2022, 6 in February 2022, 11 in January 2022, 1 in December 2021, 5 in November 2021, 5 in October 2021, 7 in September 2021, 5 in August 2021, 2 in July 2021, 6 in June 2021, 1 in May 2021, 5 in April 2021, 3 in February 2021, 1 in December 2020, 1 in October 2020, and 2 in August 2020,” the agency reported.

91 cases on Monday

Meanwhile, the DOH on Monday reported 91 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide tally to 4,074,838.

This further decreased the active infections to 9,137 from Sunday's 9,177, according to the DOH.

The total number of recoveries rose by 178 to 3,999,743 while the death toll stood at 65,958.

Metro Manila remained the region with the highest number of new cases in the last 14 days with 496. CALABARZON followed with 205; Davao Region with 141; Western Visayas with 101 and Central Luzon with 78.

The country's COVID-19 bed occupancy is still at low risk with 4,398 or 17.4% of the total 25,345 beds nationwide occupied and 20,947 vacant.

Hospitals, vaccination updates

Meanwhile, more than 73 million Filipinos, or 94.57% of the government’s target population, are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to DOH.

The number of boosted individuals also increased to 21 million, it added.

At least 6.9 million senior citizens or 79.47% of the target A2 population have also received their primary vaccine series.

Further, the DOH reported that the number of severe and critical cases admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19 declined to 426 or 13.9% of the total COVID-19 admissions.

Of the recent cases, two individuals were tagged as new severe or critical cases.

A total of 311 out of the 2,243 intensive care unit (ICU) beds nationwide were occupied while 17,344 non-ICU COVID-19 beds were also in use. — Sundy Locus/BM, GMA Integrated News