MANILA – The country's daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went up by 82 percent from June 13 to 19, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

From 340 per day from June 6 to 12, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 436 daily from June 13 to 19.

The latest case bulletin showed that there were 3,051 new cases in the recent week and six verified deaths.

For the same period, 15 cases were added to the tally of severe and critical infections, which went up to 554 from the previous week’s 498.

Only 14.6 percent or 385 out of the 2,636 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 18.2 percent or 4,033 of 22,156 non-ICU beds are utilized.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the number of Covid-19 infections continue to rise nationwide but assured that there is no surge in cases.

The cases are continuously increasing especially in the National Capital Region, she added.

To date, about 70,032,274 million or 77.81 percent of the country’s target population (90,005,357) are vaccinated against Covid-19, including 77.47 percent of 8,721,357 senior citizens.

As of June 19, a total of 14,853,657 have received booster shots out of the total 70, 032,274 who are fully vaccinated. (PNA)