MANILA, Aug 18 (Mabuhay) —

The Philippines has recorded 2,892 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the country’s active cases to 35,101, according to the Department of Health.

With the latest tally, the total case load in the country has reached 3,840,943 while active cases further dropped to 35,101 from 36,190 on Tuesday.

BOOSTER SHOT. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. receives his coronavirus booster shot at a vaccination site in SM Manila on Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2022). The Chief Executive’s son, Rep. Sandro Marcos, also received his second booster dose. In his speech, Marcos said he decided to get the booster shot to prove that the vaccine is important to strengthen immunity against severe Covid-19 infection. (MNS photo)

The active cases on Wednesday is the lowest in 13 days and marked the fourth straight day of declining active cases

In the recent two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) reported 15,141 new cases, followed by Calabarzon with 9,450, Central Luzon with 5,116, Western Visayas with 2,673, and Cagayan Valley with 2,199.

More patients recovered bringing the recovery tally to 3,744,669, while the death toll also increased to 61,173.

The nationwide bed occupancy rate increased to 30.9%, while the number of beds occupied were 9,003, while at least 20,150 were vacant as of Monday, August 15.

A total of 24,794 individuals were tested, while 326 testing laboratories submitted data on Tuesday, August 16. (MNS)