By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Health authorities in the Philippines reported 1,474 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the cumulative total to 2,824,499 since the start of the pandemic.

Another 205 deaths were also recorded, with the country’s casualties at 46,903 or 1.66 percent of all recorded cases.

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The Department of Health also reports a downward trend in the more transmissible Delta variant. DOH spokesperson, Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, said the country is at low to minimal risk case classification as of Wednesday, although nine out of 10 cases are attributed to the Delta variant.

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The Philippines has administered 73,921,542 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines, with 32,993,083 Filipinos now fully “protected” against the dreaded disease, the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 reported on Saturday.

The country’s average daily vaccination rate in the last seven days significantly increased to 859,105 doses as against 748,839 doses during the previous week.