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Philippines' 2,908 active COVID-19 cases on Sunday lowest this year

The Philippines on Sunday recorded this year's lowest COVID-19 active cases count at 2,908, with an additional 210 new cases.

The new COVID-19 infections brought the total caseload to 3,688,132, based on the Department of Health’s (DOH) website.

The 210 fresh COVID-19 cases were, however, an increase from the 175 cases logged on Saturday, May 14.

A total of 3,624,769 people have been counted as recoveries, while the death toll climbed to 60,455.

The regions with the most cases in the past two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 894 infections, Calabarzon with 283, and Central Luzon with 247.

A total of 21,202 individuals were tested as of May 14, with 313 laboratories being able to submit data.

The bed occupancy rate in the country was 16.7%, with 5,192 beds occupied out of the 31,019 available.

The NCR and more areas nationwide will remain under Alert Level 1 from May 16, 2022 until May 31, 2022, Malacañang said Sunday.

Alert Level 1 – the loosest form of COVID-19 restrictions — allows intrazonal and interzonal travel regardless of age and comorbidities, and all establishments, persons, or activities to operate and work at full on-site capacity subject to minimum public health standards. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA News