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Cebu tops list of provinces with most new COVID-19 cases on Friday

/ 09:35 AM January 29, 2022
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The capitol building of the Cebu provincial government (CDN FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu province had the most number of new COVID-19 cases on Friday, independent analytics group OCTA Research said Saturday, citing data from the Department of Health (DOH).

According to data shared by OCTA Research fellow Guido David on Twitter, Cebu logged 1,469 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

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Cebu was followed by Davao del Sur with 1,232 new cases, Iloilo with 982 cases, Laguna with 814 cases, Cavite with 678 and Benguet with 612 cases.

The DOH reported a total of 18,638 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with Metro Manila accounting for 2,256 cases.

Metro Manila was earlier downgraded to moderate risk status for COVID-19 from the previous high risk status, according to DOH.

COVID-19 cases are likewise decreasing in the NCR Plus.

The DOH, however,  has observed an increase in new cases in parts of Visayas and Mindanao, particularly in Western and Central Visayas and in the Davao region.

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