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COVID-19 hits 24,100 more from July 25-31, says DOH

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 04:42 PM August 01, 2022
COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects 24,100 more in the Philippines during the last seven days, or from July 25-31

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MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 infected 24,100 more in the country during the last seven days, or from July 25-31, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

The latest recorded weekly tally is higher than the 19,536 logged the week before or from July 18-24.

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According to DOH, the 24,100 new coronavirus cases last week translated to a daily average of 3,433 – 24 percent higher than the previous week’s 2,791 – based on its weekly-released data.

The majority of the infections, however, remain mild cases as only 76 or 0.32 percent were tagged as severe or critical, the DOH said. This brought the total number of severe or critical cases today to 744.

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Meanwhile, 44 deaths were also added to the country’s COVID-19 death toll, noted the DOH, adding that one of them died in June, three died in January, and the rest died between August and November 2021.

The DOH likewise reported Monday that the COVID-19 non-ICU-bed utilization rate increased from 26 percent to 29.5 percent while the COVID-19 ICU-bed utilization rate also increased from 21.7 percent to 23.3 percent from July 25-31.

Regarding vaccination progress, the DOH said fully-vaccinated people nationwide are now at 71,700,612, which is 91.81 percent of the target population, after 154,257 more were vaccinated against COVID-19 in the past week.

On the other hand, boosted individuals now total 16,215,466 after 281,215 more received their anti-coronavirus booster doses last week.

The DOH’s COVID-19 tracker found on its website showed that as of July 31, the country confirmed 3,776,627 COVID-19 cases since 2020. This sum includes the 33,622 active infections, 3,682,278 recovered patients, and 60,727 deaths.

Last July 29, the DOH said the country’s positivity rate hit 14.8 percent, almost thrice the World Health Organization’s ideal five percent threshold.

READ: DOH reports most COVID-19 cases since February

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It assured the public that the country remains at low risk as the uptick in COVID-19 infections does not reflect a rise in critical or severe hospital admissions.

But to halt the further spread of the virus, the DOH launched the “PinasLakas” campaign, aiming to inoculate 50 percent or 23 million of the eligible population during the first 100 days of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration.

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