Philippines logs 1,309 Covid-19 infections, highest in 4 months

Metro Manila continued to lead with the highest number of infections per region in the last two weeks with 4,529 cases.

Zacarian Sarao

Zacarian Sarao

Philippine Daily Inquirer


This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Image: CDC via AP, File

July 1, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) logged on Thursday an additional 1,309 cases of COVID-19, the highest recorded in four months, further raising the country’s active cases to 7,871.

This is the highest number of daily tally recorded since Feb. 25, when 1,671 COVID-19 new cases were reported.

According to the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker, the new infections also raised the country’s caseload to 3,704,407 nationwide, with 3,635,981 recoveries and 60,555 deaths.

The new cases were also significantly higher than the average number of infections recorded from June 20 to 26 at 662, as well as Wednesday’s recorded number at 781.

Metro Manila also continues to lead with the highest number of infections — and by a large margin — per region in the last two weeks with 4,529 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 1,689 cases and Western Visayas with 784.

Quezon City tops the list of cities with the most reported cases at 971, followed by Manila with 588 and Makati with 577.

The DOH tracker data also showed that a total of 22,154 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 2.

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