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PH posts 867 fresh COVID-19 infections; active cases rise to 7,565

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 867 fresh COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, pushing active cases in the country to 7,565.

It's the third consecutive day fresh infections in the Philippines reached over 800. The country’s active tally also jumped to 7,565 from 7,037 on Tuesday, according to the DOH.

Meanwhile, the country's caseload has now reached 4,096,335 according to DOH's latest figures.

The National Capital Region (NCR) reported the most infections with 3,835 in the recent two weeks, followed by Calabarzon with 1,825, Central Luzon with 538, Western Visayas with 484, and Davao Region with 416.

The country’s recovery tally also climbed to 4,022,326 while the death toll stood at 66,444.

The Health Department said a total of 7,504 individuals were tested, while 322 testing laboratories submitted data as of Tuesday.

The Philippines’ bed occupancy stood at 17.2%, with at least 4,207 beds occupied and 20,223 vacant. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News