MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) –The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported an increase in COVID-19 tally with 2,371 new infections, the highest daily count since February 16.

According to the DOH, the new cases brought the nationwide caseload to 3,725,382.

The Health department said the country’s active cases increased to 16,244 from 14,862 on Wednesday. This is the highest active tally since April 21 which registered 16,771 cases.

Among the top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 8,598, followed by Calabarzon with 4,212, Western Visayas with 1,735, Central Luzon with 1,711, and Central Visayas with 785.

Additional 985 patients defeated the viral illness as the country’s recovery tally increased to 3,648,497.

Meanwhile, the death toll also climbed to 60,641 with one new fatality reported.

The data also showed that at least 6,541 beds were occupied, while 22,714 were vacant as the bed occupancy in the country increased to 22.4% as of July 12.

The DOH said a total of 23,215 individuals were tested, while 328 testing labs submitted data as of July 13.(MNS)

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