2 weeks 2,673 new COVID-19 cases bring PH total to 354,338— DOH MB
The COVID-19 cases in the country on Saturday, Oct. 17, increased by 2,673 new infections, brining the total to 354,338, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed.  Of the cumulative tally, 52,423 are active cases.  Most of the new cases are still in the National Capital Region with 740, followed by Calabarzon region with 689, and Central Luzon with 267.  The total number of recoveries stood at 295,312 with 539 new recoveries or patients cleared from the disease. Meanwhile,73 new fatalities were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 6,603. Meanwhile, the government is currently negotiating with global partners to make ... more