Ilocos region logs 269 new COVID-19 cases in a week | Inquirer News

Ilocos region logs 269 new COVID-19 cases in a week

Ilocos region records 269 more COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: Ilocos Norte’s capital city of Laoag. Photo courtesy of Laoag City government

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — COVID-19 hit 269 more in the Ilocos region between July 10 and 16, the regional Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

The daily average cases stood at 38, indicating a 64-percent increase compared with the previous week, which saw a daily average of 23 cases.


Of the 269 new cases, at least three were tagged as severe or critical cases.


The health department also verified at least one death due to COVID-19 during the same period.

As of July 16, the healthcare utilization rate in the region remained at a “safe” level, with 16 percent, or 38 of the 231 intensive care unit (ICU) beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients, already occupied.

The DOH added that at least 16 percent, or 246 of the 1,549 non-ICU beds, were also occupied.

Of the region’s 3.7 million individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, only 24 percent or 888,878 individuals received their booster shots. INQ


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