IN-PERSON CLASSES. Spaced a few feet apart, school children at Tomas Morato Elementary School in Kamuning, Quezon City attend limited in-person classes on Tuesday (April 5, 2022). The students are in smaller class settings, with only about 10-12 of them inside the room. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Apr 5 (Mabuhay) –The Philippines on Monday recorded a total of 2,679 new COVID-19 cases from March 28 to April 3, 2022 which was 2% lower than the cases reported last week.

According to the Department of Health’s (DOH) weekly case bulletin, the daily case average for the week was 382.

Data also showed that 692 severe and critical cases are currently admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19.

Of the 2,990 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 492 or 16.5% were occupied. Meanwhile 4,230 or 16.7% of the 25,340 non-ICU COVID-19 beds were in use.

Of the new cases this week, there was one tagged as a new severe or critical case.

More than 66.1 million individuals or 73.47% of the government’s target population are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The DOH said 12.1 million have received their booster shots.

At least 6.6 million senior citizens or 75.83% of the target A2 population have also received their primary vaccine series.

There were also 329 more verified deaths last week, according to DOH.

Of the 329 deaths, 116 occurred in March 2022 (35.3%), 81 in February 2022 (24.6%), 50 in January 2022 (15.2%), 5 in December 2021 (1.5%), 4 in November 2021 (1.2%), 16 in October 2021 (4.9%), 14 in September 2021 (4.3%), 9 in August 2021 (2.7%), 13 in July 2021 (4.0%), 19 in June 2021 (5.8%), 1 in May 2021 (0.3%), and 1 in March 2021 (0.3%). (MNS)

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