Daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 14%

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

July 25, 2023, 3:34 pm

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases declined by 14 percent from July 17 to 23, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.

In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 239 daily infections, a decline of 38 cases from the 277 recorded between July 10 and 16.

A total of 1,671 new cases were recorded in the past week.

The tally of severe and critical infections also decreased to 315 from the previous week’s 324.

About 32 deaths were verified during the past week but three of the recorded deaths occurred on July 10 to 23.

Only 11.2 percent or 211 out of the 1,189 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 16.6 percent or 2,793 of 16,825 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 4,171,618 coronavirus cases with 5,121 active cases, 4,099,955 recoveries, and 66,542 deaths since January 2020. (PNA)