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PH logs 113 new COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 113 new coronavirus cases on Monday as the daily case average likewise plunged to 128 from the 157 recorded a week before.

Based on DOH's latest bulletin there have been a total of 895 fresh COVID-19 infections from February 13 to February 19, 2023. That number is lower by 19%  compared to the 1,101 new cases reported from the previous week

The total nationwide caseload is now at 4,075,545, the DOH daily bulletin indicated.

The latest data also showed a total of 74 additional verified COVID-19-related deaths were belatedly recorded by the agency. These deaths were registered from July 2020 to February 2023. 

The country’s total recoveries went up to 4,000,317, while the death toll stood at 66,030. 

Metro Manila remained the region with the highest number of new cases in the last 14 days with 440. This is followed by CALABARZON followed with 198, Davao Region with 191, Western Visayas with 102, and Central Luzon with 72.

COVID-19 bed occupancy in the country is still at low risk with 16.9%.

The DOH also reported that the number of severe and critical cases admitted to hospitals due to COVID-19 declined to 406 or 14.9% of the total COVID-19 admissions.

A total of 311 out of the 2,086 intensive care unit (ICU) beds nationwide were occupied while 18.8% or 3,202 of the total 17,045 non-ICU COVID-19 beds were also in use. 

Meanwhile, more than 73 million Filipinos, or 94.59% 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. —VAL, GMA Integrated News