A total of 2,386 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the Philippines from April 10 to April 16, Department of Health’s (DOH) data showed on Monday.
The infections reported in this covered period were higher than the 1,944 fresh cases recorded from April 3 to April 9, with the daily case average also going up by 23% from 278 to 341.
The DOH also registered 20 more COVID-19 related deaths from January 2021 to February 2022.
Of these deaths, four were logged in February 2022, one in January 2022, one in November 2021, three in October 2021, one in September 2021, one in August 2021, two in July 2021, one in June 2021, one in May 2021, four in April 2021, and one in January 2021.
DOH’s recent data also showed that 356 severe and critical cases were admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19 as of April 16. This was 9.1% of the total COVID-19 admissions.
Seventeen of these patients were tagged as a new severe or critical case in the recent week.
395 cases on Monday
Meanwhile, the DOH said 395 fresh COVID-19 cases were monitored in the country on Monday, increasing the active infections to 9,723.
The total nationwide caseload is now at 4,086,350, based on the DOH data.
Total recoveries rose by 225 to 4,010,186 while the death toll currently stands at 66,441.
The highest number of new cases in the last 14 days were reported in Metro Manila with 1,402. It was followed by CALABARZON with 535; Davao Region followed with 466; Northern Mindanao with 288; and BARMM with 232.
4,910 individuals were tested for the virus on Sunday, April 16. 383 testing laboratories submitted their results.
COVID-19 bed occupancy in the country is still at low risk with 15.7%
At least 234 or 12.3% of the 1,900 intensive care unit (ICU) beds were also used, while 2,929 or 17.4% of the 16,791 non-ICU COVID-19 beds were occupied.
As for vaccination, the agency said it would still not be able to generate the latest numbers “due to the ongoing migration of the Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS) by the DICT (Department Of Information And Communications Technology).”
As of March 19, 78.4 million Filipinos were already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, covering 100.4% of the government’s target population.
At least 7.1 million senior citizens, or 82.16% of the target A2 population, have also received their primary vaccine series.
Meanwhile, 23.8 million individuals have received their booster shots. —VAL, GMA Integrated News