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DOH logs 506 new COVID-19 cases; active infections up to 4,446

The Philippines on Wednesday registered 506 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the nationwide overall tally to 4,090,215. The country's active infections, meanwhile, rose to 4,446 from 4,255 on Tuesday.

Latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that recoveries rose by 315 to 4,019,325, while the death toll still stands at 66,444.

The region with the most new infections in the last 14 days is the National Capital Region (NCR) with 2,212; followed by Calabarzon with 953; Davao Region with 436; Western Visayas with 336; and Central Luzon with 301.

Among cities and provinces, Quezon City had the most new cases in the last 14 days with 439, followed by City of Manila with 347; Cavite province with 320; Rizal province with 319; and Davao City with 269.

The Health Department said COVID-19 bed occupancy in the country is currently at 16.7% as of Monday, with 4,027 beds occupied and 20,134 vacant.

A total of 7,767 individuals were tested for the virus on Tuesday, April 25, with 319 testing laboratories submitting results.

The DOH earlier advised the public to assess when and where they should put their face mask on, especially with the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.

Independent monitoring group OCTA Research on Tuesday said the seven-day positivity rate in Metro Manila rose to 11.4% from last week’s 7.5%. Positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested. — Sundy Locus/BM, GMA Integrated News