DOH: New COVID-19 cases on May 22-28 down 6% from prior week

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) — After a week-on-week spike, the tally of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the country dipped by 6% on May 22 to 28, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

In its weekly bulletin, the DOH reported that 11,667 people caught the virus last week, over 700 lower than the cases logged on May 15 to 21.

The daily average number of infections was 1,667, while 105 of the fresh cases are severely and critically ill.

There are currently 554 critical patients admitted to hospitals, representing 10.1% of the total COVID-19 admissions nationwide.

As of May 28, the nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country since the pandemic began is at over 4.13 million with 16,002 active cases. Around 4.05 million have recovered while at least 66,400 died.

Based on DOH's bulletin, the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 remains at over 78 million or 100.44% of the target population, while 23 million individuals already received their booster shots.

The count of senior citizens vaccinated with the primary doses stood at 7.1 million or 82.16% of the target A2 population.