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DOH logs 368 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 9,330

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday logged 368 new COVID-19 cases, bring the nationwide caseload to 4,082,936 since the start of the pandemic.

The tally of active cases increased by 210 infections to 9,330—the sixth straight day of the total topping 9,000, according to GMA Integrated News Research.

However, the DOH said that the recent increase in cases remains "insignificant" and should not cause vaccinated Filipinos to limit their movement

At least 139 new patients recovered from the viral disease, bringing the country’s recovery tally to 4,007,203.

Meanwhile, the death tally also increased to 66,403 with seven new deaths.

In the past two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) reported the highest number of infections with 1,005, according to the Health department.

This was followed by Davao Region with 385, Northern Mindanao with 360, Calabarzon with 317, and Central Visayas with 162.

Among cities and provinces, Davao City had the most new cases in the last two weeks with 287, followed by Quezon City with 210; Cagayan de Oro with with 179; City of Manila with 174; and Cavite province with 122.

A total of 3,718 beds were occupied, while 20,401 were vacant as the bed occupancy in the country stood at 15.4% as of Tuesday.

The DOH, meanwhile, said at least 5,062 individuals were tested, while 315 testing labs submitted data as of Thursday. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA Integrated News