PH COVID-19 cases down to 1,088 from Oct. 23-29

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

Fresh COVID-19 cases recorded from October 23 to October 29, 2023 slightly decreased to 1,088 compared to the week prior, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday.

Based on DOH’s latest bulletin, the accumulated cases registered in this covered period went down from the 1,146 COVID-19 cases logged on October 16-22.

The daily case average also dipped by 5% from 164 to 155.

Thirteen COVID-19-related deaths were also belatedly recorded from October 23-29. All of them occurred in October this year.

There were also 10 additional severe and critical cases logged in the covered period.

A total of 259 COVID-19 severe and critical cases were admitted in hospitals as of October 29. This accounted for 9.9% of the total COVID-19 admissions.

There were also 160 intensive care unit (ICU) beds used or 10.9% of the 1,462 beds available. On the other hand, 1,985 or 15.9% of the 12,494 non-ICU COVID-19 beds were occupied.

DOH on Monday urged the public not to bring small children to cemeteries during All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days to prevent injuries and diseases that may be caused by overcrowding.

This as Health Secretary Ted Herbosa warned that although the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is plateauing, the threat of the highly communicable disease is still present.

Herbosa said there are still sporadic and increasing COVID-19 cases in some regions and small children have low resistance to infections. —Giselle Ombay/ VAL, GMA Integrated News

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