12,805 new coronavirus infections push Philippines caseload to 2.54M
MANILA, Philippines — Local health authorities on Wednesday reported 12,805 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 2,535,732.
Today's numbers saw active cases up by 200 from the 132,139 reported on September 28. The Department of Health said one laboratory did not submit screening results.
Active cases: 132,339 or 5.2% of the total
Recoveries: 12,236, pushing total to 2,365,229
Deaths: 186, bringing total to 38,164
Gov't looking to vaccinate minors with comorbidities by October 15
Minors with comorbidities will be the first ones to be vaccinated as the government opens the COVID-19 inoculation program to children, the Department of Health said.
In a briefing, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said the government is eyeing to begin the administration of COVID-19 jabs to minors with comorbidities in Metro Manila on October 15 because the vaccination coverage in the capital region is already “quite good.”
Nationwide, a total of 19% of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — a long way from the 90% the government says must be inoculated to attain herd immunity.
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