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DOH logs 311 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 8,621

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday logged 311 new COVID-19 cases pushing the active tally to 8,621.

The nationwide caseload is currently at 4,079,796, while the active cases climbed from 8,414 on Thursday, according to the DOH’s latest figures.

The latest data showed the country’s recovery tally rose to 4,004,859, while the death tally climbed to 66,316.

In the recent two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the highest number of infections with 637. It was followed by Davao Region with 295, Calabarzon with 236, Northern Mindanao with 224, and Soccsksargen with 176.

The Health Department said at least 3,875 beds were occupied, while 20,659 were vacant as the bed occupancy rate in the country slightly increased to 15.8%.

It added a total of 6,699 individuals were tested, while 326 testing labs submitted data as of Thursday. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News