DOH Reports 18% Decline in Daily Covid-19 Cases in Philippines

895 New Covid-19 Cases Reported in the Philippines for the Week of Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

The Department of Health (DOH) revealed in a statement on Monday, Nov. 6, that there were 895 new Covid-19 infections recorded in the country between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5. Despite the increase in cases, the DOH noted an 18 percent decrease compared to the previous week (Oct. 23 – 29), with an average daily count of 128 cases.

Out of the newly reported cases, 12 have been classified as “severe” or “critical,” highlighting the seriousness of the situation. However, the DOH reported no additional Covid-19-related deaths during the same period.

The department also provided information regarding hospitalizations for severe and critical cases. A total of 276 patients were admitted across hospitals in the Philippines for Covid-19 treatment.

In terms of capacity, out of the 1,444 ICU beds designated for Covid-19 patients, 178, or 12.3 percent, are currently occupied. Additionally, 2,182 out of 12,348 non-ICU Covid-19 beds, constituting 17.7 percent, are in use.

Given these numbers, the DOH emphasized the need for continued vigilance among the public to combat the ongoing threat of Covid-19. They stressed the importance of adhering to public health standards such as wearing masks, seeking well-ventilated areas, and isolating immediately if experiencing symptoms, especially under Alert Level 1.

On a more positive note, the DOH reported that approximately 78 million people in the country have received Covid-19 vaccinations, surpassing the target population by 100.44 percent. This reflects the efforts being made to vaccinate as many people as possible to control the spread of the virus.

As the Philippines continues to navigate the challenges brought by the pandemic, the DOH urges citizens to remain cautious and follow health protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of all.

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