PH records 2,730 new COVID-19 cases, 164 deaths

Published February 14, 2022, 4:11 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,730 additional cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as well as 164 deaths due to the virus on Monday, Feb. 14.

People flock to Ilaya in Binondo, Manila to shop, with the National Capital Region enjoying the benefits of easing of alert levels. (FILE PHOTO BY ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

DOH said that of the 164 deaths, 86 occurred in February 2022 (52 percent), 52 in January 2022 (32 percent), six in December 2021 (4 percent), two in November 2021 (1 percent), six in October 2021 (4 percent), eight in September 2021 (5 percent), two in August 2021 (1 percent), and two in July 2021 (1 percent) due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya.

“This issue is currently being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure information is up to date,” DOH stated.

Monday’s update brings the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,639,942. Active cases stood at 76,609 with 93.8 percent of them considered to be mild and asymptomatic, according to DOH.

Among the active cases 69,574 are mild, 2,970 are moderate, 2,310 are asymptomatic, 1,443 are severe and 312 are in critical condition.

Of the 2,730 reported cases today, DOH said that 2,627 (96 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days from Feb. 1 to Feb. 14. The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region (467 or 18 percent), Region 4-A (330 or 13 percent) and Region 7 (283 or 11 percent).

DOH also reported 7,456 new recoveries bringing it to 3,508,239 or 96.4 percent of the total number of cases while the 164 deaths recovered bring the total tally to 55,094 or 1.51 percent of the total number.

Meanwhile, by mid-March DOH said that national daily new cases are expected to go below 2,100 according to the projections made by Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler (FASSTER).

“However, if compliance to minimum public health standards (MPHS) decreases, cases are expected to go back to an increasing trend. These projections assume that most coses have the Omicron variant and are based on several assumptions including mobility, vaccination coverage, and adherence to MPHS,” DOH said