Daily average of COVID-19 cases up 24 percent from July 25 to 31 — DOH

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THE Department of Health (DOH) announced that 24,100 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country from July 25 to 31, 2022, according to the agency’s latest COVID-19 bulletin.

This means the daily average for the week was at 3,443 new COVID-19 cases, which is higher by 24 percent compared to the week of July 18-24, 2022.

Among the new cases, 76 were severe and critical.

Meanwhile, 44 deaths were recorded and none of these deaths occurred between July 18-31, 2022.

On July 31, 2022, there were 744 severe and critical patients who were admitted to the country’s hospitals due to COVID-19. Out of the 2,583 ICU beds for patients with COVID-19, 601 or 23.3 percent were occupied.

Also, 29.5 percent out of the 22,051 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are currently being used.

More than 71 million individuals or 91.81 percent of the target population have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, while 16.2 million individuals have received their booster shots.

On the other hand, 6.7 million senior citizens or 77.87 percent of the target A2 population have already received their primary series.

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