DOH logs average of 1,714 new COVID-19 cases on October 17-23

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THE Department of Health (DOH) said it logged an average of 1,714 new COVID-19 cases in the country from October 17 to 23, 2022, which is 22-percent lower than the daily average posted from October 10-16, 2022.

This means that from October 17 to 23, a total of 11,995 COVID-19 cases were registered in the country.

Among the new cases, four were declared to be in severe and critical condition while 272 perished, with the 26 deaths occurring during the period October 10 to 23, 2022.

On October 23, 2022, a total of 650 patients that are in severe and critical were admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19. Of the 2,520 ICU beds allotted for patients with COVID-19, 581 or 23.1 percent are occupied, while 5,666 or 26.4 percent of the 21,474 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are currently being utilized.

The DOH also reported that more than 73 million individuals or 94.09 percent of the target population are already vaccinated against COVID-19, while 20 million inviduals have already received their booster shots.

On the other hand, 6.9 million senior citizens or 79.19 percent of the target A2 population have received their primary series.

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