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Philippines records 137 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 9,312

New COVID-19 cases in the Philippines slightly went down on Friday to 137 from the 162 infections logged on Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

The new cases brought the country's total cases to 4,074,339.

The total active tally is at 9,312, up from the 9,298 cases on February 9.

According to the DOH data, a total of 20 more people succumbed to the illness, pushing the deaths since the pandemic struck to 65,924.

Six people recovered from the illness, which brought the total recoveries to 3,999,103.

The National Capital Region (NCR) logged the highest infections with 574 cases in the last two weeks, followed by Calabarzon with 240, Davao Region with 162, Western Visayas with 120, and Central Luzon with 101.

The country’s bed occupancy is at 18.2% with 4,617 beds occupied out of 25,373.—LDF, GMA Integrated News