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DOH posts 530 new COVID-19 cases; active infections dip to 7,340

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday registered 530 new COVID-19 cases, while the active tally went down to 7,340.

The new cases brought the nationwide caseload to 4,087,486, while the number of active infections dipped to 7,340 from 8,252 on Wednesday.

The National Capital Region topped the regions with the highest number of cases in the recent two weeks with 1,556 infections.

This was followed by Calabarzon with 611, Davao Region with 466, Northern Mindanao with 281, and Central Visayas with 257.

At least 1,416 new patients recovered bringing the recovery tally to 4,013,702 while the death toll also rose to 66,444 with one more fatality.

The DOH said a total of 3,951 beds were occupied and 20,009 vacant, while the bed occupancy rate in the country went down to 16.5% as of Tuesday.

Meanwhile, at least 6,842 individuals were tested, while 324 testing laboratories submitted data. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News