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PH logs 149 new COVID-19 cases, active at 2,235 – DOH

/ 03:07 AM May 25, 2022
Facade of the DOH main office in Manila. STORY: PH logs 149 new COVID-19 cases, active at 2,235 – DOH

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday logged 149 new COVID-19 cases, with active ones now at 2,235 as shown in its COVID-19 Tracker.

This is slightly lower than the 173 average daily number of infections recorded in the previous week, from May 16 to 22, which had a total of 1,214 cases.

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The total number of confirmed cases are now 3,689,281 nationwide, with 3,626,691 recoveries and 60,455 deaths.

Meanwhile, 17,657 individuals were tested on Monday, May 23.

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DOH data show a slight increase in cases, but the department said on Monday that most of the country’s regions continued to be at “minimal risk” for COVID-19 transmission, with six others currently at “low risk.”

Almost all, however, experienced a positive growth rate in infections from May 16 to 23.

Independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research also earlier reported that the reproduction number (R0) of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila had increased despite remaining under a “low risk” classification.

However, the think tank clarified that this did not necessarily mean cases will surge, with a “weak surge” being the worst-case scenario.

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