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DOH posts 137 new COVID-19 infections, active cases at 8,414

The Philippines on Thursday registered 137 new COVID-19 infections, while the tally of active cases rose by four from the day before to 8,414.

Based on the DOH’s latest figures, the country’s caseload is currently at 4,079,501. Recoveries rose by 110 cases to 4,004,783, while the death toll was adjusted to 66,304.

In the recent two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) logged the highest number of cases among regions with 639 infections, followed by Davao Region with 301, Calabarzon with 247, and northern Mindanao and Soccskargen with 184 cases each.

As of Wednesday, a total of 6,880 individuals were tested, while 324 testing laboratories submitted data, according to the DOH.

The country’s bed occupancy, on the other hand, stood at 15.7% with at least 3,876 beds occupied and 20,768 vacant. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA Integrated News