The Philippines recorded a total of 41 fireworks-related injuries after four new cases were added, the Department of Health (DOH) said. 

The health department shared in an update that the said number is 52% higher versus the 27 total cases of fireworks-related injuries reported during the same period in 2021.

The reported cases came from its 61 hospitals nationwide.

Majority of the cases came from Western Visayas with 10; followed by Bicol with six; and Soccsksargen with four.

Most of the injuries were on eyes, hands, and arms, the DOH added. 

Moreover, some of the cases involved boga with 16 cases; followed by five star with five; whistle bomb with four; and kwitis with three.

Ronald Espartinez