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DOH reports 2,014 new COVID-19 cases; active tally hits 16,504

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 2,014 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the active tally to 16,504.

This was the highest in four days and 15th straight day of more than 1,000 fresh cases reported daily, according to GMA News Research.

The new cases also pushed the nationwide caseload to 4,121,530, based on the DOH’s latest data.

The active cases increased to 16,504 from 15,514 on Wednesday, this was the highest since December 23, 2022, with 16,994 active infections reported.

Meanwhile, at least 1,024 new patients defeated the viral disease bringing the nationwide recovery tally to 4,038,573, while the death toll stood at 66,453 with no new fatalities recorded since May 7, according to the DOH.

The National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the highest number of cases with 9,848 in the past two weeks, followed by Calabarzon with 5,467, Central Luzon with 1,834, Western Visayas with 1,289, and Bicol Region with 839.

Meanwhile, Quezon City recorded the highest number of cases in cities and provinces with 2,375, followed by Cavite with 1,716, Rizal with 1,653, Laguna with 1,132, and Manila with 1,091.

At least 5,332 beds were occupied, while 20,187 were vacant as the bed occupancy in the country increased to 20.9% as of Tuesday.

The DOH said a total of 7,636 individuals were tested, while 317 testing labs submitted data as of Wednesday. —Richa Noriega/ VAL, GMA Integrated News