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Philippines records 1,672 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since July

The Philippines on Tuesday recorded 1,672 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest daily tally since 1,604 cases were reported on July 13.

This brought the nationwide caseload to 3,878,734, according to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH).

The Health department said the active tally also further went down to 26,168 from 27,497 on Monday.

In the recent two weeks, among the top regions with most cases were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 11,369, followed by Calabarzon with 5,699, Central Luzon with 3,651, Western Visayas with 1,950, and Cagayan Valley with 1,550.

A total of 2,900 new patients were classified as recoveries, bringing the total to 3,790,793.

At least 53 fatalities were recorded as the death toll rose to 61,773.

The bed occupancy in the country also went down to 26.7%, with 7,700 beds occupied, while 21,135 vacant as of Sunday, August 28.

Meanwhile, a total of 16,305 individuals tested, while 317 testing labs submitted as of Monday, August 29. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA News