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237 new COVID-19 cases logged; active tally climbs to 9,354

The Philippines on Wednesday logged 237 new COVID-19 cases, while the tally of active infections climbed to 9,354, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Based on the DOH’s latest figures, new cases pushed the nationwide case count to 4,084,255, while the active tally rose to 9,354 from 9,321 on Wednesday.

The DOH said the nationwide recovery tally reached 4,008,470, while the death toll rose to 66,431 with two new fatalities.

The region with the highest number of cases in the last two weeks is the National Capital Region (NCR) with 1,119 cases, followed by Davao Region with 396, Calabarzon with 357, Northern Mindanao with 268, and BARMM with 186.

Among cities and provinces, Davao City had the most new cases in the last two weeks with 298, followed by Quezon City with 230, City of Manila with 181, Cavite province with 133, and Pasay City with 105.

The country’s bed occupancy increased to 15.6% with 3,708 beds occupied while 20,091 were vacant, the department said.

Meanwhile, a total of 7,308 individuals were tested, while 322 testing labs submitted data as of Tuesday. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA Integrated News