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PH logs 2,537 new COVID-19 cases, nationwide tally exceeds 65,000

Healthcare workers take blood samples from a bike rider at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-thru testing center in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The Philippines on Saturday logged 2,537 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide tally to 65,304.

The Department of Health (DOH) also reported that 321 more patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the total to 22,067, while the death toll increased to 1,773 with new 113 fatalities.

The five provinces or cities with the highest number of new cases are National Capital Region with 1,1824, Laguna with 105, Cavite with 62, Cebu with 49, and Rizal with 39.

Meanwhile, the DOH said they removed 54 duplicate cases from the total case count.

There are also 41,464 active cases, among this, 90% are mild, 9.1% are asymptomatic, 0.4% are severe, and 0.4% are in critical condition.

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