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DOH: 1,660 new COVID-19 cases push active tally to 14K


The Philippines’ active COVID-19 cases increased to 14,218 on Monday, the highest tally reported since April 2022.

According to the latest bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH), 1,660 new coronavirus infections were recorded in the country bringing the total nationwide caseload to 3,720,054.

Total recoveries are now at 3,645,196 while the death toll now stands at 60,640.

Metro Manila recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days with 7,920. It was followed by Region IV-A with 3,573; Region VI with 1,511, Region III with 1,435, and Region VII with 711.

While it remains at a safe level, the bed occupancy rate in the country further spiked to 21 percent. It means that of the 28,903 beds in hospitals nationwide, 6,072 are occupied while 22,831 are vacant.

The DOH said 14,397 individuals were tested for the coronavirus on Saturday, July 10. A total of 304 testing labs, meanwhile, submitted their test results.—LDF, GMA News