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COVID-19 daily average cases up 13% from Aug. 1-7

PASAY CITY, (PIA) -- The Philippines' COVID-19 daily average of COVID-19 cases has increased by 13 percent from Aug. 1 to 7, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

From 3,443 per day from July 25 to 31, the number of COVID-19 cases reached 3,904 daily from Aug. 1 to 7.

The latest case bulletin showed that there were 27,331 new cases and one verified death in the recent week.

For the same period, 76 cases were added to the tally of severe and critical infections, which went up to 772 from the previous week’s 744.

Only 24.8 percent or 624 out of the 2,514 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 30.9 percent or 6,648 of 21,548 non-ICU beds are utilized.

To date, about 71,898,721 or 92.06 percent of the country’s target population (78,100,578) are vaccinated against COVID-19, including 77.90 percent of 8,721,357 senior citizens.

As of July 31, a total of 16,603,097 have received booster shots out of the total 71,898,721 who are fully vaccinated. (PIA-NCR)

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