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PH logs 103 new COVID-19 cases, active down to 2, 241

/ 02:52 AM May 19, 2022
Facade of the DOH main office in Manila. STORY: PH logs 103 new COVID-19 cases, active down to 2, 241

Facade of the DOH main office in Manila. INQUIRER.net file photo

MANILA, Philippines — Only 103 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday with active cases further going down to 2,241.

Based on the COVID-19 Tracker website of the DOH, these new infections are slightly lower than the 110 cases recorded on Tuesday.

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Wednesday’s new cases are also fewer than the average cases recorded the previous week from May 9 to 15 — 160 cases per day, from a total of 1,118 infections.

With this, the total number of confirmed infections is now 3,688,100 nationwide, with 3,625,407 recoveries and 60,452 deaths.

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A total of 22,742 individuals, meanwhile, were tested on Tuesday, May 17.

These numbers were recorded a week after the May 9 national and local elections. Experts previously warned that COVID-19 infections might surge by May due to neglected health standards during the campaign.

Apart from this, the DOH earlier said that it had already detected a local transmission of Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 — estimated to be around 20 percent more infectious than the BA.2.

To date, there are now 17 recorded BA.2.12.1 cases in the country — 16 are local cases while one is from a returning overseas Filipino living in Western Visayas.

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