The Philippines reported 19,262 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases from August 22 to 28, which is 19% lower than the infections reported the week before, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH’s latest weekly Covid-19 case bulletin showed a decline in new cases compared to the 23,883 infections posted from August 15 to 21. 

The daily case average for the recent week was 2,752, which is also less than the 3,412 in the previous week. 

Meanwhile, the DOH verified 316 additional Covid-19-related fatalities. The data came from June 2020 to August 2022. 

Among the 316 deaths, 113 occurred in August 2022; 18 in July 2022; 2 in June 2022; 5 in May 2022; 1 in April 2022; 63 in February 2022; 104 in January 2022; 1 in September 2021; 1 in August 2021; 3 in May 2021; 1 in March 2021; 1 in February 2021; 2 in January 2021; and 1 in June 2020.

Ronald Espartinez