DOH logs 1,298 new COVID-19 cases from March 20 to 26

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) — The country logged 1,298 new COVID-19 cases from March 20 to 26, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday.

The daily average number of cases was 185, reflecting an 11% increase from the cases recorded in the previous week.

Of the new infections, 10 are in critical condition. Meanwhile, 307 critical patients are in hospitals, representing 9.4% of the total COVID-19 admissions in the country.

Health officials also verified 60 deaths due to COVID-19.

As of March 27, the nationwide tally stands at over 4.08 million confirmed cases with 8,626 active infections. At least four million have recovered, while more than 66,000 succumbed to the disease. 

Around 78 million individuals, or 100.44% of the target population, have been vaccinated against COVID-19, while 23 million have already received their booster shots.

Meanwhile, 7.1 million senior citizens, or 82.16% of the target A2 population, have already been inoculated with primary vaccine doses.