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DOH posts 1,283 new COVID-19 cases, active tally hits 18,899

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday registered 1,283 new COVID-19 infections, the highest in five days as active cases rose to 18,899.

This was the second day straight with more than a thousand cases recorded.

The active tally also increased by 487 from Thursday's 18,412.

The country’s caseload totals 4,038,716 based on the DOH’s latest figures.

Among the regions with the most cases in the past two weeks are the National Capital Region (NCR) with 4,472 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 1,912, Western Visayas with 1,005, Central Luzon with 997, and Central Visayas with 958.

The country’s recovery tally climbed to 3,955,135 from Thursday's 3,954,477.  However, the 658 persons recorded to have defeated the virus were the lowest in eight days and the third straight day of less than a thousand new recoveries.

The total deaths increased to 64,682 from the 64,658 logged on Thursday.  The 24 new deaths were the highest in seven days.

The bed occupancy in the country stood at 23.9% as the number of beds occupied is at 6,741, while 21,410 were vacant as of Wednesday, November 30.

A total of 11,545 individuals were tested, while 338 testing labs submitted data as of Thursday, December 1.—LDF, GMA Integrated News