Average daily COVID-19 deaths in PH down from 38 to 12
MANILA, Philippines – The seven-day average of daily coronavirus deaths in the Philippines stood at 12 as of November 21, down from its record from the previous month of 38, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research Group said.
OCTA fellow Guido David on Friday pointed out the notable dip in daily COVID-19 deaths logged in the country.
“Currently, the seven-day average of COVID deaths is 12 as of November 21, compared with 38 on October 21, 2022,” he said in a social media post.
David also noted that among the 64,524 COVID-19 deaths reported in the country since the onset of the pandemic, 42,260 or 65.5 percent were logged in 2021, while only 13,105 or 20 percent have so far been recorded in 2022.
“The highest seven-day average of deaths was 267 on August 22, 2021,” he added.
The Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,141 fresh COVID-19 infections, bringing the number of total active cases to 17,393.
The bulk of fresh COVID-19 cases was logged in Metro Manila with 321, followed by Cebu and Negros Occidental with 81 and 46, respectively.
OCTA Research earlier warned the public about a possible wave of infections in Metro Manila as its COVID-19 positivity rate rose from 7.4 to 9.2 percent in a span of seven days.