DOH tracker: 2,727 more contract COVID-19 boosting active cases to 27,754
MANILA, Philippines — An additional 2,727 new coronavirus infections were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, slightly raising active nationwide cases to 27,754.
Based on the data released through the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker on its website, the country’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases is now at 3,760,488, including 3,672,040 recoveries and 60,694 deaths.
The new cases were higher than the number of infections recorded on Tuesday, July 26, which was at 2,360 although it is still slightly lower than the average daily new cases recorded from July 18- 24, which was at 2,791.
Metro Manila continued to have the highest number of fresh infections per region in the last two weeks with 12,832 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 8,217 and Central Luzon with 3,745.
Cavite, on the other hand, now tops the list of areas with the most reported new cases in the last two weeks at 2,823, surpassing Quezon City, which posted 2,700. The third area with the most number of new cases, meanwhile, was still Laguna with 2,091.
The DOH’s COVID-19 tracker also showed Wednesday that 24,195 people had been tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Tuesday. This will reflect the recorded infections on Thursday.
SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus that causes the serious respiratory illness COVID-19.
The DOH launched a campaign to bolster the administration of booster doses against COVID-19 to the eligible population to reduce the further spread of the coronavirus.
The government said it aims to inject at least 50 percent of the eligible population, or 23 million people, with anti-coronavirus booster doses.
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