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Fresh COVID-19 cases at 781; active infections rise to 4,960 —DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) registered 781 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the active tally to 4,960.

The nationwide caseload is now 4,090,996, while active infections rose to 4,960 from 4,446 on Wednesday.

The National Capital Region remained the region with the highest number of cases in the recent two weeks with 2,370 infections.

This was followed by Calabarzon with 1,041, Davao Region with 468, Western Visayas with 355, and Central Luzon with 331.

Meanwhile, the recovery tally is currently at 4,091,592 while the death toll stood at 66,444.

The DOH said a total of 4,027 beds were occupied and 20,134 vacant, while the bed occupancy remained at 16.7% as of Tuesday.

At least 7,421 individuals were tested, while 315 testing laboratories submitted data. 

Earlier, OCTA research reported nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate increased to 12.9%. Positivity rate in the National Capital Region alone also grew to 12.3% on Wednesday from last week’s 8.1%., according to OCTA. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News