Health Department Reports 1,088 New Covid-19 Cases in the Philippines
The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday, October 31, that there were 1,088 new Covid-19 cases recorded from October 23 to 29. This marks a five percent decrease compared to the previous week, with an average daily count of 155 cases.
Out of the newly reported cases, 10 have been classified as “severe” or “critical.” The DOH also reported 13 deaths, 10 of which occurred between October 16 and October 29.
Hospital admissions for severe and critical Covid-19 patients have reached a total of 259 across the country. In terms of capacity, 10.9 percent of the 1,462 ICU beds designated for Covid-19 patients are currently occupied, while 15.9 percent of the 12,494 non-ICU Covid-19 beds are also in use.
The DOH emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 threat. It urged the public to adhere to public health standards, such as wearing masks, seeking well-ventilated areas, and isolating immediately if symptomatic under Alert Level 1.
In addition, the DOH reported that approximately 78 million people in the country have received Covid-19 vaccinations, surpassing the target population by 100.44 percent.
With the continuous efforts to curb the spread of the virus and the high vaccination rate, authorities remain hopeful that the situation will improve in the coming weeks.