PHL posts over 15K COVID cases for Oct. 10-16


THE PHILIPPINES posted 15,314 new coronavirus infections in the previous week with a daily average of 2,188 cases, according to health authorities. 

The daily average from Oct. 10 to 16 was 7% higher than the average cases per day from a week earlier, the Department of Health (DoH) said in a bulletin. 

Of the new cases, four were severe and critical cases, it added.

DoH said 251 new deaths were “verified” in the past week, 33 of which occurred from Oct. 3 to 16. 

The agency said 625 of 2,504 intensive care unit (ICU) beds were in use as of Oct. 16, while 5,697 of 21,281 non-ICU beds were occupied. There were 690 severe and critical admissions, it added. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza