New COVID-19 cases up 13% on Sept. 18-24

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) — A total of 1,164 new COVID-19 cases nationwide were recorded from Sept. 18 to 24, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In its weekly bulletin, the DOH said the average number of infections recorded daily was 166 — 13% higher than the cases logged the previous week.

Of the new cases, 10 were under severe and critical condition. Meanwhile, 260 patients with the same condition are currently in hospitals, reflecting 8.7% of the total COVID-19 admissions in the country.

Health officials also verified 11 deaths due to COVID-19, nine of which occurred this month while the other two were in August.

As of Sept. 25, the country confirmed at least 4.11 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, including over 4.04 million recoveries and more than 66,600 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,905.

The number of Filipinos who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 stood at over 78 million, or all of the target population, while 23 million received booster shots.

At least 7.1 million senior citizens, or 82.16% of the target A2 population, received their primary shots.

The DOH said its Epidemiology Bureau will not be able to generate updated vaccination accomplishment until the ongoing migration of the Vaccine Information Management System by the Department of Information And Communications Technology is completed.