73.5% of target population now vaccinated vs. Covid-19

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

April 4, 2022, 4:17 pm

<p><em>(PNA photo by Joey Razon)</em></p>

(PNA photo by Joey Razon)

MANILA – About 73.47 percent of the country’s target population has been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

In its latest case bulletin, the DOH also reported that 75.83 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 April 3, DOH data showed that 66,125,962 individuals are fully vaccinated while 12,154,567 people have received their booster shots.

On healthcare utilization, the DOH reported 692 severe and critical cases admitted in hospitals nationwide due to Covid-19 as only one case was added to the tally for the recent week.

Only 16.5 percent or 492 out of the 2,990 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the country are used while 16.7 percent or 4,230 out of 25,340 non-ICU beds are utilized.

For the period from March 28 to April 3, the DOH logged 2,697 new cases while the daily average cases for the recent week is 382 or 2 percent lower than the new infections reported from March 21 to 27.

The DOH recorded 329 fatalities from March 28 to April 3. (PNA)