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DOH posts 612 new COVID-19 infections


Facade of the DOH essential workplace in Manila. INQUIRER.internet file photograph

MANILA, Philippines — The Division of Well being (DOH) recorded 612 new infections of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing energetic circumstances to 4,529.

With this, the nationwide COVID-19 caseload is 3,696,264, with 3,631,268 recoveries and 60,467 deaths, based mostly on the DOH COVID-19 Tracker on its web site.

Metro Manila nonetheless has probably the most variety of newly-recorded circumstances within the final 14 days with 2,194, adopted by Calabarzon with 659 and Western Visayas Visayas with 375.

In Metro Manila, Quezon Metropolis has probably the most reported circumstances with 503, adopted by Manila with 281 and Makati with 270.

Final week, Well being Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire raised the potential of escalating the COVID-19 alert system to Degree 2 on account of an uptick in COVID-19 circumstances in Metro Manila.

Nonetheless, the Division of Well being (DOH) earlier stated that it has but to see any indication of one other surge, although acknowledging that rise in circumstances.

The DOH had additionally beforehand introduced that it had detected native transmission of each the BA.2.12.1. and the BA.5. — each of which well being specialists feared to be extremely transmissible and will even evade vaccine safety.

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