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Philippines posts 169 new COVID-19 cases

The Philippines registered 169 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, even as the active tally slightly dropped from the day before.

According to the Department of Health, the country’s caseload is currently 4,078,820, while the number of active cases went down to 9,270 from 9,287 on Friday.

The National Capital Region logged the highest number of new cases in the past two weeks with 548, followed by the Davao Region with 283, Calabarzon with 227, Soccsksargen with 182, and Northern Mindanao with 158.

A total of 167 individuals have been added to the recovery tally, which is now 4,003,285 while the death toll rose to 66,265.

A total of 7,127 individuals were tested on Friday, and 318 testing laboratories submitted data.

The national bed occupancy rate was 15.8% on Friday, with 3,932 occupied and 21,016 vacant beds. —VBL, GMA Integrated News