Daily average Covid cases lower by 24% compared to previous week

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

March 28, 2022, 5:09 pm

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MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported that the daily average Covid-19 cases of 389 from March 21 to 27 is 24 percent lower than the new infections prior to the week in review.

In its latest case bulletin, the DOH said there are 2,726 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) for the recent week.

For the same period, there were no cases added to the tally of severe and critical infections which stood at 758.

Only 16.7 percent or 4,613 out of the 27,547 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the country are used while 15.1 percent or 484 of 3,204 non-ICU beds are utilized.

Meanwhile, there were 655 verified deaths recorded during the past week.

About 72.93 percent of the country’s target population has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The DOH also reported 75.56 percent of the senior citizens have been inoculated against the disease.

The elderly group is composed of 8,721,357 individuals while the country’s target population for inoculation is 80 percent (90,005,357 individuals) of the country’s entire population.

As of March 27, DOH data showed 65,640,834 individuals are fully vaccinated while 11,825,403 people have received their booster shots. (PNA)