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DOH posts 162 new COVID-19 cases; active infections climb to 9,017

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday registered 162 new COVID-19 cases as the active tally climbed to 9,017.

According to the DOH’s latest data, the new infections brought the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 4,077,452.

The active infections, on the other hand, also increased to 9,017 from 8,943 on Thursday, the Health Department reported.

The most cases in the recent 14 days were recorded in the National Capital Region with 431 infections, followed by Davao Region with 254, Calabarzon with 200, Soccsksargen with 127, and Northern Mindanao with 97.

The DOH said the recovery tally also reached 4,002,247 while the death toll also increased to 66,188.

As of Wednesday, a total of 4,140 beds were occupied and 20,508 vacant, while the bed occupancy in the country increased to 16.8% from the earlier 15.9%.

At least 8,391 individuals were tested, while 325 testing laboratories submitted data, according to the DOH. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News