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Most COVID-19 patients in ICU are unvaccinated – Lorenzana

/ 11:41 PM September 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-seven percent of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) are unvaccinated, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in the taped weekly briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late on Monday.

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Lorenzana added that 84 percent of intubated COVID-19 patients were also unvaccinated.

“That’s why we continue to call on everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent transmission or the severe symptoms of the virus,” he said in Filipino.

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Meanwhile, the healthcare utilization rate nationwide is currently at 68 percent, according to Lorenzana.

Earlier, the total COVID-19 infections in the country hit the 2.5 million mark with 2,509,177 total confirmed cases. This includes 158,169 active cases, 2,323,412 recoveries, and 37,494 deaths.

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