The Philippines saw 695 more cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
Metro Manila registered the most number of cases in the recent two weeks with 3,402.
It was followed by Calabarzon with 1,981, Western Visayas with 1,472, Central Luzon with 1,132, and Central Visayas with 1,096.
“NCR (National Capital Region) Plus areas and all island groups are showing upward case trends since early November,” the DOH said in a separate report.
With the detection of new cases, the country’s caseload increased to 4,027,469. This includes 3,945,419 recoveries and 64,500 fatalities.
On Monday, Nov. 21, the Octa Research Group said that the seven provinces registered “very high” or more than 20 percent positivity rate in the recent week.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Rontgene Solante reminded the public that the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains a threat.
“Nandito pa rin ang virus sa community natin. at mayroon pa rin tayong community transmission,” he said during the public briefing on Tuesday.