The Philippines recorded 5,690 new Covid-19 infections from December 19 to December 25, 2022, the Department of Health (DOH) reported. 

Among the said number, new cases logged were lower than the 7,572 infections posted from December 12 to 18. 

Moreover, the daily case average for the recent week stands at 812, which is also 25% lower than the previous 1,082. 

The health department also logged 172 additional verified Covid-19-related deaths. The said tally was registered from August 2020 to December 2022.

Of the 172 deaths, 27 occurred in December 2022, 10 in November 2022, 15 in October 2022, 19 in September 2022, five in August 2022, two in March 2022, nine in February 2022, 10 in January 2022, two in December 2021, two in November 2021, 10 in October 2021, 17 in September 2021, nine in August 2021, four in July 2021, four in June 2021, four in May 2021, 13 in April 2021, six in March 2021, one in November 2020, one in October 2020, one in September 2020, and another one in August 2020.

Twenty-four of these fatalities also occurred between December 12 to December 25 alone.

Earlier, the DOH announced that it detected four cases of the Omicron subvariant BF.7. 

The Philippines has already vaccinated around 73.7 million Filipinos. The said number is 94.44% of the government’s target population, the DOH said. 

 

Ronald Espartinez