April 18, 2023
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 2,386 infections of COVID-19 from April 10 to 16, higher than the 1,944 infections recorded the previous week.
According to the DOH’s latest weekly report on Monday, the spike translates to a daily average of 341, 23 percent higher than the 278 daily average cases recorded from April 3 to 9 or during Holy Week.
Meanwhile, 17 or 0.72 percent of the total recorded infections were tagged as critical or severe, with active critical or severe COVID-19 admissions currently at 356.
Twenty deaths were also added to the country’s death toll. None, however, were recorded in the past two weeks, with all deaths being backlogs reported as early as January 2021.
395 infections recorded Monday
Meanwhile, the DOH’s online COVID-19 tracker showed that 395 infections were recorded on Monday, which is higher than the daily average from the previous week.
Based on the tracker, the country’s total COVID-19 caseload is currently at 4,086,350, as of April 17, with 4,010,186 recoveries and 66,441 deaths.