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Philippines logs 553 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 4,657

The Philippines recorded 553 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, even as the active tally dropped to 4,657.

According to the Department of Health, the nationwide COVID-19 tally is currently at 4,087,964, while the number of active cases went down from 7,340 on Thursday.
Among the regions with the highest number of new cases in the past two weeks were Metro Manila with 1,666, Calabarzon with 654, the Davao Region with 456, Northern Mindanao with 284, and Central Visayas with 262.
More than 3,000 people have been added to the recovery tally, which is now 4,016,863, while the death toll stands at 66,444.
As of Thursday, the national bed occupancy rate was 16.3%, with 3,906 occupied and 20,044 vacant beds.
A total of 6,784 individuals were tested, and 321 testing laboratories submitted data.  —VBL, GMA Integrated News