KIDS DELIGHT. Children wait for their free hotdogs during the fiesta celebration at Planas covered court in Barangay Kaunlaran, Quezon City on Sunday (May 1, 2022). The celebration honors St. Joseph the Worker. (MNS photo)

MANILA, May 2 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Sunday reported 253 additional cases of COVID-19 to bring the country’s active tally to 5,967, data released by the Department of Health (DOH) revealed.

The latest figures brought the total caseload to 3,685,895, including 3,619,531 recoveries, and 60,397 deaths.

Broken down on a geographical basis, the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the most cases in the past two weeks with 1,068. This was followed by Calabarzon with 391, and Central Luzon with 223.

Western Visayas came in fourth with 119 cases, followed by Central Visayas with 109.

The Philippines on Sunday also administered 768 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, May 1 which includes 195 first doses, and 573 second doses.

Total doses administered now stand at 148.467 million, including 66.291 million first doses, 67.959 million complete doses, and 14.215 million booster doses.

Same data from the DOH indicate that the country’s bed occupancy stands at 15.7% as of April 29, 2022, with 26,642 vacant beds while 4,974 are occupied. (MNS)

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