DOH records 1,171 new Covid-19 cases in the past week

The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday, March 20, a total of 1,171 new Covid-19 cases that were recorded in the past week.

In its weekly case bulletin, DOH said that the daily average cases are currently at 167 which is 19 percent lower than the cases on March 6 to March 12.

DOH recorded six more individuals tagged under severe and critical cases. Currently, there are 368 severe and critical admissions which is 10.3 percent of total Covid-19 admissions.

On the other hand, 272 out of 2,040 or 13.3 percent of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are being used, while 2,853 out of 16,735 or 17.0 percent of non-ICU beds are being utilized.

Meanwhile, DOH also verified 63 more deaths due to Covid-19 during the past week. It mentioned that no deaths occurred from March 6 to March 19.

Of the 63 deaths, two occurred in March 2022, six in February 2022, six in January 2022, four in November 2021, 11 in October 2021, eight in September 2021, nine in August 2021, four in July 2021, three in June 2021, three in May 2021, four in April 2021, two in March 2021, and one in January 2021.

In terms of Covid-19 vaccination, a total of 78,443,972 individuals have been fully vaccinated while 23,811,248 have received boosters or additional doses.