DOH logs 7,731 new COVID cases last week | Inquirer News

DOH logs 7,731 new COVID cases last week

/ 05:15 AM December 06, 2022

Title card with DOH log and caption. STORY: DOH logs 7,731 new COVID cases last week

MANILA, Philippines — The daily number of detected COVID-19 cases nationwide remained around 1,100 on average, according to official data.

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 1,104 daily average cases last week, which is 4 percent lower than the previous week’s 1,143 daily average cases.


Out of 7,731 people who tested COVID-19 positive in laboratory tests from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, two were severely or critically ill.


Based on official data, 595 out of the 18,256 individuals who remain infected with the virus are in severe or critical condition in hospitals.

Meanwhile, the DOH confirmed 134 more deaths due to COVID-19, most of which occurred in 2020 and 2021.

This raised the official death toll to 64,725 out of 3,958,042 confirmed cases.

The DOH reported that the healthcare utilization rate, or the percentage of allocated beds for COVID-19 patients that are in use, remains at safe levels.

It said 534 or 22.1 percent of COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) beds and 5,177 or 25.3 percent of COVID-19 non-ICU beds are in use.

So far 73,625,652 individuals in the country have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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