DOH: Philippines logs 8,748 COVID-19 cases, second highest in May

Manila, Philippines– The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday confirmed 8,748 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest reported case this month bringing the country’s total cases to 1,209,154.

As of May 28, the DOH reported 3,017 recoveries giving the total number of recoveries to 1,134,818.

Meanwhile, 187 deaths has been reported pushing the total number of fatalities in the countries to 20,566.

The number of reported recoveries of 3,017 is the second lowest daily recoveries tally as of May. 2,586 were reported the lowest recoveries as of May 21. Here’s the complete details.

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases8,748
Total Active Cases53,770
Total Recoveries1,134,818
Total Deaths20,566
Total Covid-19 Cases1,209,154

Covid-19 Vaccines Update

As of May 25, 1,029,061 were fully vaccinated and 3,466,314 received their first dose. The government has administered a total of 4,495,375 doses of vaccines in total.

The Philippine government has distributed at least 7,767,290 doses of COVID vaccines as of May 18, 2021. Each person needs 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The government achieved a 7-day average of vaccinated individuals of 108,540. Likewise, they (government) assure that the vaccines are free for all.

The government approved the vaccination for economic frontline workers in essential sectors (A4) and indigent Filipinos (A5) beginning of June. So far, only health workers (A1), senior citizens (A2) and persons with comorbidities (A3) have undergone the vaccination program.

The national government expand the vaccination program for overseas Filipino workers and tourism frontliners.

As of May 20, the government received 8,279,050 vaccines from Pfizer (193,050), Gamaleya (30,000), Sinovac (5.5M) and AstraZeneca (2,556,000).


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