THE Department of Health (DOH) logged 1,399 cases in the country, or an average of 200 new COVID-19 cases daily from April 25 up to May 1, 2022 based on the latest National COVID-19 Case Bulletin.
This is lower by 5 percent compared to the previous week’s average from April 18-24, 2022.
There were no severe or critical among the new cases, but the DOH recorded 215 COVID-19 fatalities, with 40 deaths recorded from April 18 up to May 1.
There were also 723 severe and critical cases admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19 as of May 1, 2022. Among the 2,830 ICU beds allotted, 456 or 16.1 percent are occupied, while 16.3 percent of the 24,521 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are also being used.
More than 67 million individuals or about 75.45 percent of the target population have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 while 13.2 million already received booster shots. A total of 6.6 million senior citizens or 76.48 percent of the target A2 population have already received their primary series.