By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 14,249 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, exemplifying the current rise in cases in the country.

In addition, 233 additional deaths were recorded this day.

This brings the cumulative totals to 1,727,231 cases and 32,171 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Concerning the effectiveness of the vaccines, FDA Director-General Eric Domingo laid out some numbers this week– a total of 735 persons out of the 20,863,544 who have been partially and fully vaccinated have so far been infected with Covid-19, while 61 deaths (0.0003 percent) have been recorded on its VigiFlow system as of August 1.

“It’s such a small percentage, considering that right now, for every 100,000 Filipinos, we detect six or seven who get infected with Covid-19 every day”, Domingo said.

Specifically, there were 11,747,581 partially vaccinated and 9,115,963 fully vaccinated individuals in the study.

Out of the total infections, 546 infections and 61 deaths were recorded among those who received their first vaccine dose; 51 infections and two deaths among those who received their second dose; 116 infections and one death 14 days after their second dose (breakthrough cases); and 22 infections and one death among those with unknown number doses or incomplete data.