Philippines records 1,891 new COVID cases, 104 deaths in past week

Davinci Maru, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2023 04:36 PM

Visitors flock Manila's Chinatown in Binondo on Chinese New Year on Jan. 22, 2023. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Visitors flock Manila's Chinatown in Binondo on Chinese New Year on Jan. 22, 2023. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA — The Philippines recorded 1,891 additional COVID-19 cases in the past week, the Department of Health said on Monday. 

From Jan. 16 to 22 , an average of 270 daily infections were recorded in the country, which is 35 percent lower compared to the previous week.

Of the new infections during the week, 4 cases or 0.23 percent were severe and critical, according to the DOH's latest bulletin.

As of Sunday, 432 or 9.4 percent of total COVID-19 admissions were in severe and critical condition, the agency said.

At least 370 or 16.1 percent of intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients were occupied. The non-ICU bed utilization rate was at 19.1 percent.

During the past week, the DOH has also verified 104 more COVID-related fatalities, citing late encoding of death information.

The deaths occurred in the following months:

  • - 9 occurred in January 2023
  • - 1 in December 2022
  • - 1 in November 2022
  • - 8 in February 2022
  • - 7 in January 2022
  • - 13 in October 2021
  • - 9 in September 2021
  • - 12 in August 2021
  • - 7 in July 2021
  • - 7 in June 2021
  • - 3 in May 2021
  • - 12 in April 2021
  • - 4 in March 2021
  • - 1 in February 2021
  • - 3 in January 2021
  • - 1 in December 2020
  • - 1 in October 2020
  • - 2 in September 2020
  • - 2 in August 2020
  • - 1 in May 2020

As of Jan. 22, the Philippines has 10,587 active COVID-19 cases.

Since the pandemic, the country has logged over 4 million coronavirus infections, of which some 65,000 led to death. 

Latest DOH data also showed that around 73.8 million Filipinos were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Of the figure, some 21.2 million have received first boosters while more than 3.8 million have gotten second boosters.

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