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Serious COVID cases, deaths remain high among unvaxxed — DOH

/ 07:19 PM February 07, 2022
The Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday that 77.4 percent of 6,254 COVID-19 deaths between November 5 and February 6 are either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday that 77.4 percent of 6,254 COVID-19 deaths between November 5 and February 6 are either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated.

From the same report, 71.8 percent of the 7,620 severe and critical cases recorded on the same period are also among those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated.

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This, said DOH, proves that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people are more likely to experience severe or critical COVID-19 infections.

“Moreover, among these admissions, severe and critical symptoms are 1.63 times more likely to occur among non-fully vaccinated individuals compared to fully vaccinated individuals, while death from COVID-19 is 2.08 times more likely in non-fully vaccinated individuals,” the DOH explained.

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According to the DOH, this is also consistent with scientific evidence and proves that COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe illness and death.

“Vaccination is still the country’s long-term solution against the consequences brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the DOH said.

As of Feb. 7, the DOH said that there are currently 1,495 severe cases and 335 critical cases in 116,720 currently active infections.

Meanwhile, vaccination efforts for the younger age group, children aged 5 to 11, started on Feb. 7.

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