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Philippines logs lowest COVID-19 daily count for 2022 with 158 cases

The Philippines on Tuesday reported 158 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily tally this year.  This brings the country’s caseload to 3,683,367.

According to the Department of Health (DOH)’s latest data, the active infections dropped to 18,815.  The previous lowest active tally recorded was 17,374 last January 1, 2022.

Among the top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region with 1,148, followed by Region IV-A with 464 and Region III with 333.

The DOH said the total recoveries climbed to 3,604,570.

New fatalities, however, brought the nationwide death toll to 59,982.

The data also showed that at least 5,145 beds were occupied and 27,055 were vacant.  The country’s bed occupancy rate stood at 16%.

At least 19,730 individuals were tested, with 318 testing laboratories submitting data as of Monday.—LDF, GMA News