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Philippines registers 87 new COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday registered 87 new COVID-19 infections—the lowest new number of coronavirus cases since February  28.

Data from the latest DOH bulletin showed this lowered the country’s total active infections further to 8,901 from the 8,940 cases reported on Monday. The total nationwide caseload is now at 4,077,183.

Meanwhile, total recoveries climbed by 106 to 4,002,115 while the death toll is currently at 66,167.

Metro Manila remained the region with the highest number of new cases in 14 days with 423. It was followed by Davao Region with 226; CALABARZON with 201; Soccksargen with 117 and Northern Mindanao with 90.

COVID-19 bed occupancy in the country is still at low risk at 15.9%.

7,728 individuals were tested for the virus on Monday, March 6. 326 testing laboratories submitted their results. —VAL, GMA Integrated News