MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases decreased by 6 percent from May 22 to 28, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 1,667 daily infections, a 108-case decrease from the 1,775 recorded between May 15 to 21.

A total of 11,667 new cases were recorded in the recent week.

The tally of severe and critical infections increased to 554 from the previous week’s 486.

Only 21.8 percent or 453 out of the 2,077 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 23.2 percent or 4,208 of 18,121 non-ICU beds are utilized.

At least 78,443,972 or 100.4 percent of the country’s target population (78,100,578) have been vaccinated against Covid-19, including 82.16 percent of 8,721,357 senior citizens, as of March 19.

A total of 23,811,248 have received booster shots out of the fully vaccinated population.

To date, the country has logged 4,139,295 million coronavirus cases and 66,466 deaths since January 2020. (PNA)