MANILA, June 13 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines recorded 308 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed.

This is the highest daily tally in almost two months, or since April 20. The number of active COVID cases in the country is 2,918. Of the fresh infections, 153 are from Metro Manila.

The country’s total cases has climbed to 3,693,222.

The positivity rate from June 5 to 11 is at 1.9 percent, higher than the 1.2 percent recorded the previous week.

The first confirmed coronavirus infection in the Philippines was reported on January 30, 2020, involving a Chinese woman who arrived from Wuhan City, China were the disease is believed to have first emerged.

DOH Data from the Department of Health showed the number of deaths at 60,461, with no new death recorded Sunday. The total recoveries also reached 3,629,843.

From May 30 to June 5, the country recorded 1,295 new COVID-19 cases or an average of 185 per day, which is 1.4 percent lower than the cases reported from the previous week, the DOH said.

The DOH earlier announced the detection of the highly transmissible omicron BA.4 subvariant from a Filipino who traveled from the Middle East earlier in May.

Some 69.5 million or 77.24 percent of the target 90 million people in the country have been fully vaccinated against the respiratory disease. Of those who received their primary series, 14 million have received their booster shots. (MNS)

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