According to a report by a group of researchers, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country per day has dropped overall.
According to the OCTA Research Group, the country’s case fatality rate was 1.06 percent from January to the end of March, and it dropped further to 0.78 percent from June to July 6.
This means that no more than 1 in 100 people with COVID-19 die.
By 2020, the case fatality rate will be 2.32 percent, or 2 in 100 will die from the virus.
The number of senior citizens who died has also dropped, to 4.29 percent from 5.87 percent, and those in the age bracket of 50 to 59 years old and 40 to 49 years old.
It is said that due to vaccination, the number of deaths in such age groups has decreased.
But the number of minors dying from COVID-19 or 1 in every 500 cases has reportedly increased.
“Mostly, ang mga report na natatanggap namin, ang kadalasang naho-hospitalize talaga ‘yong mga unvaccinated at saka ‘yong mga nakabakuna na ng mga first dose,” said Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega.
Daily COVID-19 deaths decreased: OCTA
The Philippines targets to vaccinate 58 to 70 million people, but so far, only more than 3 million have received the full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are expected to be shipped to the Philippines next week under a sharing agreement between America and COVAX Facility.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), an additional 37,800 doses of Sputnik V vaccine can be used as a first dose arrived Saturday night.
According to the DOH, from August to October, a regular supply of the vaccine is expected.
Meanwhile, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. denied the allegations that there is “favoritism” regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the country.
(We distribute the vaccines to the DOH CHD and, simultaneously, to the LGUs and the mayors of highly-urbanized areas.)
“Dini-distribute natin ang ating mga vaccine sa mga [Centers for Health Development] ang ating tinatawag na sa mga regional CHD ng DOH at the same time sa mga [local government units] at mayors ng highly urbanized [areas],” he said.