THE PHILIPPINES posted 2,726 new coronavirus infections on March 21 to 27, 24% lower than a week earlier, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Monday.
There were no severe and critical cases recorded during the week, while deaths increased by 752, it said in a bulletin. It said 107 deaths occurred in March and 105 in February.
The agency said 484 of 3,204 intensive care unit (ICU) beds had been used as of March 27, while 4,613 of 27,547 non-ICU beds were occupied. There had been 758 severe and critical admissions as of March 27.
DoH said 65.64 million people had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of March 27, while 11.83 million people have received booster shots.
About 73% of the target population have been fully vaccinated, including 75.56% of the target senior population, it added. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza