COVID-19 daily new cases up to 662: DOH

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People walk along Divisoria, a local shopping district in Manila on May 17, 2022. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / AFP) (Photo by JAM STA ROSA/AFP via Getty Images) COVID
People walk along Divisoria, a local shopping district in Manila on May 17, 2022. The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 4,634 new COVID-19 cases between June 20 and 26, a 53% increase from the previous week. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / AFP) (Photo by JAM STA ROSA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 4,634 new COVID-19 cases between June 20 and 26, a 53% increase from the previous week, averaging at around 662 new cases per day.

In its weekly case bulletin posted Monday (June 27), the DOH reported 14 critical and severe cases. As of Sunday (June 26), 591 patients or about 10% of COVID-19 admissions were in critical and severe conditions.

An additional 51 deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to around 60,500 out of 30.7 million confirmed cases.

Intensive care unit bed utilization was at 14.9%, while 18.1% of non-ICU beds were used.

The daily average in the seven-day period, on the other hand, rose to 662 new cases from 436 in the previous week.

The health agency asserted that Alert Level 1 will remain in effect as long as hospital admissions and the severity of admitted cases do not affect the health-care utilization rate.

Pinapaalalalahan ang lahat na huwag maging kampante sa banta ng COVID-19. Bagkus, dapat natin ipagpatuloy ang tamang pagsunod sa minimum public health standards sa ilalim ng Alert Level 1,” the DOH said.

(We remind everyone to not be complacent towards the threat of COVID-19. Instead, we must continue complying with minimum public health standards under Alert Level 1.)

It also reminded the public to wear "best-fitted" face masks and stay in areas with good ventilation.

The DOH also urged the public to get vaccinated as soon as they become eligible, and to immediately isolate themselves when they experience COVID-19 symptoms.

As of Monday, more than 70 million Filipinos have been vaccinated, while those who have received booster shots are at only 14.9 million.

According to an economic think tank IBON Foundation, the Philippines is tallied as one of the worst performers in pandemic recovery among countries in the Southeast Asia.

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