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34% DROP IN NEW COVID-19 CASES: The average daily reported cases for the week of Nov. 23 to Nov. 29 is 896 or 34 percent lower than the recorded 1,353 cases from November 16 to 22. A scene in Manila Bay Image Credit: PNA

Manila: The Philippines has administered 81,296,947 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with full vaccination for 35,678,774 Filipinos, according to official health department data on Monday (November 29, 2021).

An additional 51,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday morning, on the first day of "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" national vaccination drive which lasts until December 1.

The figure is from the noon update of the National Vaccination Dashboard (to be updated 3 times daily, till December 1).

In an online briefing, National Vaccination Operations Centre chair Dr Myra Cabotaje said the numbers were gathered from over 200 local government units who updated the centre as of Monday noon.

The numbers will be updated every four hours with the latest count, at noon, 4 pm and 8 pm, according to Dr Cabotaje, who is also the Undersecretary of the Philippines' Department of Hleath.

109.6million

estimated population of the Philippines, according to World Bank data

3-day campaign

The government aims to vaccinate 9 million individuals during the three-day nationwide campaign in an effort to boost the numbers of persons protected from the coronavirus nationwide.

Filipinos are urged to grab the chance to get vaccinated during these three days.

November 29 to December 1 had been declared “special working days," providing workers from the public and private sector the opportunity to leave work to be vaccinated.

12- to 17-year olds

The Philippines started vaccinating young people aged 12-17 against the coronavirus on October 15.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), there are around 12.7 million children aged 12 to 17 in 2021.

34$ drop in new cases

Health authorities have reported a 34% decline in new cases in recent weeks, a health official said Monday.

"Our epidemic curve shows that the recent cases per day are already lower than the lowest numbers after the April 2021 peak at 4,982 cases," Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau OIC-Director Dr. Alethea de Guzman said in an online media forum.

For the week November 23 to November 29, the average daily reported cases is 896, a 34% drop compared to the recorded 1,353 cases from November 16 to 22.