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DOH reports 162 new COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday logged 162 new COVID-19 cases, while the active tally reached 9,298.

The nationwide tally is currently at 4,074,299 while active cases climbed to 9,298 from 9,282 on Wednesday.

The National Capital Region (NCR) logged the highest infections with 575 cases in the last two weeks, followed by Calabarzon with 245, Davao Region with 171, Western Visayas with 130, and Central Luzon with 111.

The country’s bed occupancy increased to 18.7% with 4,737 beds occupied while 20,616 were vacant as of Wednesday, February 8.

At least 18 new deaths were also recorded by the DOH pushing the death tally to 65,904.

Meanwhile, the recovery tally rose to 3,999,097 as 170 new patients defeated the viral disease.

A total of 10,367 individuals were tested, while 327 testing labs submitted data as of Wednesday, February 8. — Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News