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Philippines logs 261 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 9,231

The Department of Health recorded 261 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while the active tally went up to 9,231.

The nationwide caseload is currently 4,078,480, while the number of active cases climbed from 9,068 on Wednesday.
An additional 78 individuals have recovered from the illness, pushing the recovery tally to 4,003,004, while the death toll rose to 66,245 with eight new fatalities.
In the past two weeks, the National Capital Region reported the highest number of new infections with 520. It was followed by the Davao Region with 263; Calabarzon with 214; Soccsksargen with 163; and Northern Mindanao with 140.
As of Wednesday, the national bed occupancy rate was 16.3%, with 4,035 occupied and 20,778 vacant beds.
A total of 7,557 individuals were tested on Wednesday, and 324 testing laboratories submitted data. — VBL, GMA Integrated News