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Philippines posts 272 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 8,920

The Philippines monitored 272 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, while the number of active cases rose to 8,920.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), the country’s caseload is currently 4,081,215, as the active tally increased to 8,920 from 8,749 on Thursday.
The National Capital Region logged the highest number of new cases (731) in the past two weeks, followed by the Davao Region with 345, Northern Mindanao with 315, Calabarzon with 249, and Soccsksargen with 159.
The DOH said an additional 80 individuals have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 4,005,924, while the death toll climbed to 66,371.

A total of 6,214 individuals were tested on Thursday, while 322 testing laboratories submitted data. 
As of Thursday, the country’s bed occupancy rate was 14.9%, with 3,613 occupied and 20,628 vacant beds. —VBL, GMA Integrated News