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COVID-19 cases in PH soar to 153,660 with 6,216 new infections

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recorded an additional 6,216 infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the Philippines’ tally to 153,660.

The latest from DOH data showed that of the total cases, 79,813 were active cases.

Metro Manila has the most number of new infections with 3,848, followed by Laguna having 302  new cases, Rizal with 242 infections, Cavite with 240, and Bulacan with 178.

There were additional 1,038 recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who recovered to  71,405

But the country’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 2,442 after the DOH logged in16 new fatalities. [ac]

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