COVID-19 cases in Ilocos region slightly drop
The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the Ilocos region slightly dropped to 271 from 292 between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19, the regional Department of Health (DOH) said Monday, Nov. 21.
The new cases translated to an average daily caseload of 38, or 7.2 percent lower than the cases logged during the previous week, the DOH data showed.
There were no new cases tagged as severe or critical, the DOH said.
According to the agency, at least three new deaths due to the virus were also registered in the past week.
As of Monday, the healthcare utilization rate in the region remained at a “safe” level, with 42 of the 213 intensive care unit (ICU) beds for COVID-19 patients already occupied.
At least 210 of the 1,380 non-ICU beds were also occupied, the DOH added. INQ
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