DOH logs 160 Covid-19 cases from May 9 to 15

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said that they were able to log 1,118 Covid-19 cases from May 9 to May 15, an average of 160 cases per day.

This number, the DOH said, is lower by 0.3 percent as compared to the period covering May 2 to May 8.

Of the new cases recorded, 24 are severe or critical.

There were 16 deaths recorded. Twelve occurred in May 2022 (75.0 percent), and 4 in April 2022 (25.0 percent).

On May 15, there were 588 severe and critical Covid-19 patients admitted in the hospitals.

Of the 2,812 ICU beds for Covid patients, 438 (15.6 percent) are occupied.

Meanwhile, the DOH said that 68 million individuals or 76.29 percent of the target population had already been vaccinated against Covid-19. 

There were also 13.6 million individuals who already received their booster shots.

On the other hand, 6.7 million senior citizens or 77.12 percent of the A2 target population have received their primary series.

“We are reminding everyone not to be complacent against the threat of Covid-19. Instead, we should strictly observe minimum public health standards under Alert Level 1,” DOH said. -30-

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