DoH-11 records over 800 Covid-19 cases

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Health in Davao Region disclosed that it has recorded at least 817 new Covid-19 cases from 10 to 17 October, which is lower by 1.1 percent compared to 826 cases reported from 3 to 9 October.

The Health department said that only 69 out of the 567 Covid-19 admissions are severe and critical, with nine actual death cases recorded in the past seven days, adding that the healthcare utilization showed the regional hospital capacity at 40.6 percent for non-intensive care unit bed use and 53.9 percent for ICU bed use.

“The public is reminded to continue practicing minimum public health standards: Wear the best-fitted mask, isolate when sick, double up protection with vaccination and boosters, and ensure good airflow,” DoH-11 said.

It noted that Covid-19 vaccination efforts are continuing throughout the region.

As of 17 October, the agency recorded a total of 7,383,412 vaccine doses administered in the region.

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