On the rise again ... Philippines' active Covid-19 cases breach 9,000 mark; Metro Manila has most new cases

The Philippines has logged more than 1,000 new cases for three consecutive days since June 30. - AFP

MANILA, July 3 (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN): 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.

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.

Pateros is the only local government unit in the capital region that did not record a new case. - Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN

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