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PH records 193 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 9,287

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recorded 193 new COVID-19 cases as the country's active tally rose to 9,287.

The new infections brought the nationwide case count to 4,078,660, while the number of active cases increased from 9,231 on Thursday.

The country’s recovery tally also climbed to 4,003,117, while the death toll reached 66,256, according to the DOH’s latest data.

Among the regions with the highest number of infections in the last two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 542 cases, followed by Davao Region with 271, Calabarzon with 220, Soccsksargen with 179, and Northern Mindanao with 156.

As of Wednesday, the country’s bed occupancy was currently at 16.3% with 4,035 beds occupied while 20,778 were vacant, the DOH said.

Meanwhile, a total of 6,997 individuals were tested, while 323 testing labs had submitted data as of Thursday, it added. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News