ENROLLMENT. A woman (right) takes an enrollment form from a paperbin to sign up her son for the school year 2022-2023 at Dasmarinas II Central School in Barangay Burol 1, Congressional Avenue, City of Dasmariñas, Cavite on Friday (August 12, 2022). The Department of Education has announced that classes in public schools will start on August 22. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) –The Philippines on Friday logged 4,661 new COVID-19 cases, highest in a week , increasing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 3,823,084.

This is also the second straight day which registered more than 4,500 new cases.

According to the Department of Health’s (DOH) latest data, the country’s active case count also increased to 40,315 from 37,962 on Thursday.

The active count is highest in 135 days since March 30’s 40,412 active cases.  This is also the 15th straight day with more than 30,000 active cases.

A total of 2,223 more patients defeated the respiratory disease bringing the country’s recovery tally to 3,721,825, according to the Health department.  The new recoveries were lowest in seven days.

The DOH said at least 28 new fatalities were also recorded, highest in four days, raising the death toll to 60,944.  This is also the fifth straight day with at least 25 new deaths.

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 15,725, followed by Calabarzon with 10,102; Central Luzon with 5,201; Western Visayas with 2,802; and Central Visayas with 2,143.

The data also showed 24,697 individuals were tested, while 328 testing laboratories submitted data as of Thursday, August 11.

The DOH said the bed occupancy in the country climbed to 30.2% an increase from the earlier 29.9%.  It added that at least  8,715 beds were occupied, and 20,178 were vacant. (MNS)

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