Philippines Logs 107 New COVID-19 Cases

The Philippines logged 107 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, bringing the total number of cases to 4,036,284.

The Department of Health (DOH) also reported 104 new recoveries, raising the total number of recoveries to 3,965,506. The death toll remained at 64,574.

The DOH said that the COVID-19 bed occupancy in the country is at 15.9%.

The regions and cities with the most new cases are Metro Manila (26), Cavite (12), Rizal (10), Laguna (8), and Quezon City (7).

There were 1,210 new cases reported in the week of November 14-20.

The DOH is urging the public to continue to follow health protocols, such as wearing face masks, washing hands frequently, and avoiding crowded places.

The Philippines is currently under Alert Level 1, the lowest level of COVID-19 alert.

The DOH is also monitoring the Omicron subvariant XBB, which is believed to be more transmissible than the original Omicron variant.

The DOH said that it is still too early to say whether the XBB subvariant will cause a surge in COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.

The DOH is urging the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves from the virus.

The Philippines has so far administered 141,893,265 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

A total of 72,144,862 Filipinos are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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