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Philippines’ 2,618 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in two weeks

The Philippines logged 2,618 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, data from the Department of Health has shown.

The active infections went down to 36,666 from the 37,942 recorded on Monday.

The number of new cases recorded on Tuesday is the lowest in two weeks. The development came after five straight days of the DOH logging more than 4,000 new infections.

The 36,666 active cases on Tuesday is the lowest in five days and came after five straight days of increasing infections.

Tuesday also marked the 12th straight day that the country had more than 30,000 active cases

The Health department said the new COVID-19 cases increased the nationwide tally to 3,810,772.

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 15,986, followed by Calabarzon with 10,361, Central Luzon with 5,190, Western Visayas with 2,892, and Central Visayas with 2,252.

The DOH recorded 3,865 new recoveries bringing the recovery tally to 3,713,242.

At least 27 new deaths were reported adding the nationwide death toll to 60,864.

Based on the latest data, the bed occupancy in the country stood at 29.2%, while 8,421 beds were occupied, and 20,443 were vacant.

Meanwhile a total of 22,347 individuals were tested, while 330 testing laboratories submitted data as of August 8. —with GMA News Research/NB, GMA News