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DOH posts 217 new COVID-19 cases as active infections climb to 9,680

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday registered 217 new COVID-19 cases, while the active tally climbed to 9,680.

Based on the DOH’s latest figures, the new infections pushed the nationwide caseload to 4,082,418. The active infections also rose to 9,680 from 9,463 on Monday, according to the DOH.

The highest cases in the recent 14 days were reported in the National Capital Region with 935 infections, followed by Davao Region with 388, Northern Mindanao 367, Calabarzon with 296, and Soccsksargen with 175.

The DOH said the recovery tally also increased to 4,006,348 while the death toll also rose to 66,390.

A total of 3,594 beds were occupied and 20,250 vacant, while the bed occupancy rate in the country was currently at 15.1% as of Sunday.

Meanwhile, at least 5,727 individuals were tested, while 321 testing laboratories submitted data. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News