PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 22%

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

July 31, 2023, 5:00 pm

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases declined by 22 percent from July 24 to 30, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 186 daily infections, a decline of 53 cases from the 239 recorded between July 17 and 23.

A total of 1,302 new cases were recorded in the past week.

However, the tally of severe and critical infections increased to 356 from the previous week’s 315.

About 49 deaths were verified during the past week but one of the recorded deaths occurred on July 17 to 30.

Only 11.8 percent or 212 out of the 1,802 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 15.4 percent or 2,413 of 15,674 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 4,172,920 coronavirus cases with 4,427 active cases, 4,101,900 recoveries, and 66,592 deaths since January 2020. (PNA)