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PH logs 195 new COVID-19 infections — DOH

/ 12:12 AM May 20, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — An additional 195 new infections of COVID-19 were added to the country’s total caseload on Thursday, with active cases down further to 2,139, as shown in the Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 tracker.

These new infections are much higher compared to the number of cases recorded on Wednesday, May 18, which was 103.

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It is also higher than the average cases recorded the previous week from May 9 to 15 at 160 cases per day, or a total of 1,118 infections.

With this, the total number of confirmed infections now sits at 3,688,295 nationwide, with 3,625,704 recoveries and 60,452 deaths.

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A total of 22,677 individuals, meanwhile, were tested on Wednesday, May 18.

Experts previously warned that COVID-19 infections may surge by May due to neglected health standards.

READ: DOH warns of possible COVID-19 surge by May due to neglected health standards

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.

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