THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that there were 1,118 new COVID-19 cases reported in the country from May 9-15, 2022.
This means the daily average of COVID-19 cases for that week fell to only 160, which is 0.3 percent lower from the previous week of May 2-8, 2022.
Among the new cases, 14 were severe and critical, while 16 fatalities were recorded, with 10 logged from May 2-15, 2022.
There were also 588 severe and critical patients admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19 last May 15, 2022. Among the 2,812 ICU beds allotted for COVID-19 patients, 438 beds, or about 15.6 percent, are occupied, while 17.5 percent of the 23,707 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are being utilized.
More than 68 million individuals or 76.29 percent of the target population are already vaccinated against COVID-19, while 13.6 million received their booster shots. Meanwhile, 6.7 million senior citizens or 77.12 percent of the target A2 population have already received their primary doses.
The DOH continues to remind the public not to be complacent against the threat of COVID-19 and should continue to properly comply with the minimum public health standards under Alert Level 1, such as wearing of best-fitted face masks and remain in well ventilated areas and to immediately isolate at the onset of symptoms, and to have themselves vaccinated as soon as available.