The Philippines registered 1,118 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections from May 9 to 15, 2022.

The Department of Health (DOH) said that the week’s tally was 0.3% lower than the infections reported the previous week. 

The daily case average for the week was 160, which was lower compared to the 161 posted from May 2 to 8. 

The DOH data showed 588 severe and critical Covid-19 infections. 

From the 2,812 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 438 or 15.6% were occupied.

The DOH reported a total of 68,665,070 individuals or 76.29% of the national government’s target population are already vaccinated against Covid-19. Among the said number, 227,272 were vaccinated from May 9 to 15.

The health department also verified 16 more Covid-19 fatalities last week. Among the said number, eight were reported between April 25 to May 8. 

Of the 16 deaths, 12 occurred in May 2022 (75.0%), and 4 in April 2022 (25.0%).  — Ronald Espartinez