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DOH logs 1,101 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 6–12, 2023

The Philippines registered 1,101 new COVID-19 infections from February 6 to February 12, 2023, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

Based on the DOH’s latest bulletin, the number of cases in the recent week went up by 9% compared to the 1,012 coronavirus infections logged from January 30 to February 5, 2023.

The daily case average likewise increased to 157 from the 145 recorded a week before.

Latest data from the DOH also showed a total of 98 additional verified COVID-19-related deaths were belatedly recorded by the agency. These deaths were registered from August 2020 to February 2023. Six occurred between January 31 and February 12.

“Of the 98 deaths, 6 occurred in February 2023, 17 in January 2023, 3 in December 2022, 7 in November 2022, 1 in October 2022, 3 in March 2022, 6 in February 2022, 11 in January 2022, 1 in December 2021, 5 in November 2021, 5 in October 2021, 7 in September 2021, 5 in August 2021, 2 in July 2021, 6 in June 2021, 1 in May 2021, 5 in April 2021, 3 in February 2021, 1 in December 2020, 1 in October 2020, and 2 in August 2020,” the agency reported.

Hospitals, vaccination updates

Meanwhile, more than 73 million Filipinos, or 94.57% of the government’s target population, are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to DOH.

The number of boosted individuals also increased to 21 million, it added.

At least 6.9 million senior citizens or 79.47% of the target A2 population have also received their primary vaccine series.

Further, the DOH reported that the number of severe and critical cases admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19 declined to 426 or 13.9% of the total COVID-19 admissions.

Of the recent cases, two individuals were tagged as new severe or critical cases.

A total of 311 out of the 2,243 intensive care unit (ICU) beds nationwide were occupied while 17,344 non-ICU COVID-19 beds were also in use. — Sundy Locus/BM, GMA Integrated News

This article DOH logs 1,101 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 6–12, 2023 was originally published in GMA News Online.

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