MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health reported 1,821 additional COVID-19 cases from December 5 to 11, surpassing the previous week’s count.
In a bull etin released Tuesday, the DOH said an average of 260 cases were recorded daily in the past week, marking a 36% increase compared to the infections logged from November 28 to December 4.
Thi rteen of the new COVID-19 patients had severe and critical illnesses.
Latest DOH data showed there were 228 people in severe and critical conditions, constituting 9.6% of the country’s total COVID-19 admis sions.
The Philippines had 3,876 active COVID-19 cases as of M onday. More than 4 million Filipinos have recovered from COVID-19 since the pandemic started in 2020.
According to the health department, only 13.6% of the 1,298 beds in intensive care units were utilized, and 16.5% of the 11,111 non-ICU beds were occupied.
The DOH also verified 13 deaths in the past week, six of which occurred in the last two weeks. The death toll from COVID-19 in the country reached 66,779.
More than 78.4 million Filipinos have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations. However, only 23.8 million have gotten booster shots.
The rise in COVID-19 infections comes as cases of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) begin to slow down. The DOH said last week that ILI cases will continue to decline in the coming weeks, but may increase by January.
MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actor Joshua Garcia called out a Facebook page for creating a fake quote card regarding his take on the Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla breakup.
In his X account, Joshua shared the image posted by Breaking News Facebook page.
“FAKE NEWS,” he captioned the post.
In the quote card, it was said that Joshua allegedly ditched Daniel in favor of Kathryn.
“Matagal na kitang sinabihan na ayusin mo yung ginagawa mo at yung relasyon niyo ni Kath, pero hindi ka nakinig at tinulyo mo yung mga kalokohang ginagawa niyo ni Andrea,” the fake quote card said.
Joshua is known as close friends with both Daniel and Kathryn.
Kathryn and Daniel announced their breakup after 11 years of being together last November 30.
“I’m well aware of the rumors and speculations going around, and as hard as it is to put everything into words, I want you to hear it straight from me: It’s true that Deej and I have decided to part ways,” Kathryn said.
“Thank you for dancing with me during my highs and thank you for singing with me during my lows,” Daniel said in his Instagram account.
“Our lives may drift away, but our love will still ride that tide,” he added.
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