PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases declines by 20%

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

July 3, 2023, 6:19 pm

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases decreased by 20 percent from June 25 to July 2, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 392 daily infections, a decline of 100 cases from the 492 recorded between June 19 to 25.

A total of 2,747 new cases were recorded in the recent week.

However, the tally of severe and critical infections increased to 442 from the previous week’s 325.

Two deaths were verified during the past week, but they did not occur between June 19 to July 2.

Only 13.7 percent or 273 out of the 1,998 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 17.7 percent or 3,010 of 17,026 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 4,165,499 million coronavirus cases with 66,484 deaths since January 2020. (PNA)