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PH logs 1,940 new COVID-19 cases, highest in six months

The Philippines on Thursday logged 1,940 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily tally since October 21, 2022 when 1,984 daily infections were recorded.

This was the eighth day straight of more than 1,000 daily cases were logged.

The nationwide COVID-19 tally is currently at 4,108,914, according to the Department of Health (DOH)’s latest data.

The active infections increased to 13,964 from 12,706 on Wednesday, this was the highest since December 28, 2022 when 13,995 active cases were logged. This was also the fourth day straight of more than 12,000 daily active cases reported.

The latest data also showed at least 682 new patients recovered from the viral disease bringing the country’s recovery tally to 4,028,497.

The death tally, on the other hand, remained at 66,453, which was also the fifth day straight of no new fatalities recorded.

In the past two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) reported the highest number of cases with 7,587, followed by Calabarzon with 4,005, Central Luzon with 1,214, Western Visayas with 894, and Davao Region with 641.

Meanwhile, Quezon City reported the most number of cases in cities and provinces with 1,708, followed by Cavite with 1,331, Rizal with 1,224, Manila with 891, and Laguna with 854.

According to the DOH, at least 4,981 beds were occupied, while 20,005 were vacant as the bed occupancy in the country rose to 19.9% as of Tuesday.

At least 8,808 individuals were tested, while 320 testing labs submitted data as of Wednesday. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News