PH RECORDS 3,714 NEW COVID-19 CASES BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS TO MORE THAN 232K.
The Department of Health (DOH) reported that COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 232,072 on Friday after it recorded 3,714 new infections.
Most of the new cases reported came from the National Capital Region with 1,797. This was followed by Negros Occidental with 390, Batangas with 248, Laguna with 247, and Cavite with 150.
Eighty-eight percent of the newest cases acquired the virus in the past 14 days.
A total of 45 duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.
The DOH also announced that 1,088 more patients have recovered from the illness, bringing the total to 160,549, while 49 new fatalities brought the nation’s death toll to 3,737.