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DOH reports 858 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 5,293

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recorded 858 new COVID-19 cases as the active tally climbed to 5,293.

Based on the latest data, new infections brought the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 4,091,854, while the active tally rose to 5,293 from 4,960 on Thursday.

The DOH said the nationwide recovery tally increased to 4,020,117, while the death toll stood at 66,444 with no new fatalities reported.

Among the regions with the most infections in the last two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 2,536 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 1,148, Davao Region with 445, Western Visayas with 378, and Central Luzon with 351.

The country’s bed occupancy rose to 16.9% with 4,098 beds occupied while 20,189 were vacant as of Wednesday, the DOH said.

The department added that a total of 7,190 individuals were tested, while 320 testing labs submitted data. 

On Friday, infectious disease expert Dr. Rontgene Solante said COVID-19 situation in the country is still in stable condition despite the recent increase in cases and the uptick in positivity rate—Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News