Most COVID-19 patients in ICU are unvaccinated – Lorenzana
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.
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.
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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