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DOH logs 153 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 8,410

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday recorded 153 new COVID-19 cases as the active tally slightly decreased to 8,410.

The country’s caseload is currently at 4,079,378, while the number of active cases decreased from 9,244 on Tuesday, while the death tally reached 66,925.

The Health Department said among the regions with the highest infections were the National Capital Region with 595 cases, followed by Davao Region with 283, Calabarzon with 231, Northern Mindanao with 176, and Soccsksargen with 173.

The data showed that at least 7,606 individuals were tested, while 382 testing laboratories submitted data as of Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the bed occupancy rate in the Philippines stood at 15.7%, with at least 3,917 beds occupied and 20,988 vacant as of March 20. —Sherylin Untalan/ VAL, GMA Integrated News