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Active COVID-19 cases rise to 4,860, highest tally since early May

The number of confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines increased to 4,860 on Tuesday, the highest tally reported since May 3, 2022.

According to the Department of Health's (DOH) latest bulletin, 409 new coronavirus cases were also reported on Tuesday, increasing the total nationwide caseload to 3,697,200.

Recoveries rose by 278 to 3,631,864, while the death toll rose by nine to at 60,476.

Metro Manila recorded the most COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks with 2,582 infections. It was followed by Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with 784 fresh cases, Western Visayas with 423, Central Luzon with 383, and Central Visayas with 383.

As for the occupancy rate, the DOH said the Philippines remains at a safe level with 17.5 percent or 29, 967 occupied beds nationwide.

The health department also said 15, 942 individuals got tested for COVID-19 on Monday, June 20. — Sundy Locus/BM, GMA News