PH logs 326 new COVID-19 infections; active cases drop to 11,786 | Inquirer News

PH logs 326 new COVID-19 infections; active cases drop to 11,786

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 07:46 PM January 04, 2023

PH logs 326 infections of COVID-19; active cases dip to 11,786 FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday recorded 326 additional COVID-19 infections, as the number of active cases dropped further to 11,786.

Based on the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker, the new infections have placed the country’s COVID-19 caseload at 4,065,569 nationwide, with 3,988,338 recoveries and 65,445 deaths.


Despite the drop in active cases, Wednesday’s fresh infections were higher — almost double the amount —- than the cases recorded on Tuesday, which was 174.


Metro Manila continued to lead the list of regions with the most number of cases in the past two weeks with 2,754 cases, followed by Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) at second with 1,291 infections, and Central Luzon with 617.

In terms of areas with the most cases, Quezon City led with 635 infections followed by Cavite which had 363, as well as Manila with 351.

Meanwhile, 10,882 tests were conducted on Tuesday, which will reflect the number of cases on Thursday.

Earlier, the DOH announced that eight unvaccinated Filipinos from China tested positive for COVID-19.

China is currently facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, which has prompted several nations to require travelers from China to take COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, the DOH also earlier assured the public that no cases of the XBB 1.5 COVID-19 subvariant has been recorded in the Philippines. The subvariant is said to be driving the surge in COVID-19 cases in the US,



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