Active COVID-19 cases breach 9,000 mark; Metro Manila has most new cases
MANILA, Philippines — Active COVID-19 cases nationwide have surpassed 9,000, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed.
Based on DOH’s latest figures, the country registered an additional 1,302 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the number of active infections to 9,105.
The country logged more than 1,000 new cases for three consecutive days since June 30.
The overall case count stands at 3,706,951.
Meanwhile, total COVID-19 recoveries and the death toll are at 3,637,268 and 60,578, respectively.
Metro Manila has most new cases
According to independent analytics group OCTA Research fellow Guido David, most of the fresh COVID-19 infections, or 625 cases, were recorded in Metro Manila.
Of the 625 new cases in the capital region, more than 100 were listed in Quezon City.
The following is the breakdown of cases in Metro Manila’s local government units:
Quezon City – 139 new cases
Makati – 83 new cases
Manila – 83 new cases
Parañaque – 52 new cases
Pasig – 40 new cases
Pasay – 38 new cases
Las Piñas – 34 new cases
Mandaluyong – 34 new cases
Taguig – 29 new cases
Muntinlupa – 24 new cases