MANILA, June 8 (Mabuhay) –The Philippines on Tuesday registered 168 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total nationwide COVID-19 tally to 3,691,892.

Based on Department of Health’s (DOH) latest data, the country’s active cases dropped slightly to 2,437 from 2,459 on Monday.

No new COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the last five days while a total of 3,628,999 people have been counted as recoveries from the virus.

According to the DOH, the regions with the most cases in the last two weeks were the National Capital Region with 1,156, followed by Calabarzon with 380, and Central Luzon with 214.

The Health department said at least 16,810 individuals were tested, while 328 testing labs submitted data on June 6.

It noted that the bed occupancy in the country was 16.7%, with 5,149 beds occupied, while 25,671 vacant.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire earlier said that the country remains at low risk for COVID-19 amid the slight increase in cases in the past two weeks.

Vergeire said that the country’s average daily attack rate (ADAR) remained less than 1.

However, she said the positivity rate also slightly increased to 1.1% compared to last week. (MNS)

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