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Philippines logs 227 new COVID-19 cases

The Philippines recorded more than 200 COVID-19 cases for the third straight day on Sunday, data released by the Department of Health (DOH) showed.

The latest report indicated that there were 227 new cases recorded on Sunday, bringing the country’s active cases up to 8,611.

Recoveries increased by 182 to hit 4,005,256, while deaths increased by 10 to 66,232. The total tally was recorded at 4,080,199.

In terms of regions, Metro Manila reported the highest number of cases in the past two weeks with 657 cases. It was followed by the Davao region with 311, northern Mindanao with 260, Calabarzon with 249, and Soccsksargen with 179.

Broken down into provinces and cities, Davao City had the most cases with 211, followed by Cagayan de Oro City with 158, Manila City with 126, Quezon City with 117, and Cavite with 98.

The country reported a bed occupancy rate of 14.7% as of March 25, with 3,492 of the 23,809 beds across 1,886 facilities occupied.

The Philippines has so far administered 179,046,852 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of March 15, 2023, consisting of 75,704,650 first doses; 79,165,858 complete doses; and 24,176,344 booster doses. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA Integrated News