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Philippines logs 133 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 8,943

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday monitored an increase in COVID-19 cases with 133 new infections reported, while the active tally climbed to 8,943.

The new infections pushed the nationwide case count to 4,077,302, while the active cases rose to 8,943 from 8,901 on Tuesday.

The regions with the highest number of cases in the last two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 431 infections, followed by Davao Region with 245, Calabarzon with 202, SOCCSKSARGEN with 130, and Northern Mindanao with 89.

The DOH said the country’s recovery tally also rose to 4,002,183, with 68 new patients recovered from the viral disease.

At least nine new fatalities were recorded bringing the death toll to 66,176, according to the Health Department.

The country’s bed occupancy stood at 15.9% with 3,976 beds occupied while 21,088 were vacant as of Sunday, March 5.

A total of 7,605 individuals were tested, while 325 testing labs submitted data as of Tuesday, March 7. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News