A total of 1,874 more people were found to have contracted the Covid-19 virus, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday, Nov. 26.
These cases brought the number of active infections nationwide to 18,348, as shown in the DOH’s Covid-19 tracker.
The regions with the highest recorded infections in the past 14 days were the National Capital Region with 3,418 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 1,801; Western Visayas with 1,162; Central Luzon with 994; and Central Visayas with 982.
The running total of confirmed cases since 2020 stood at 4,032,326.
Of the total, the DOH said 3,949,407 patients were able to recover from Covid-19. However, the viral disease claimed the lives of 64,571 people.
The DOH still reminded the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
“As wearing of mask are now optional, the more we need to get vaccinated and boosted as these remain to be our best defense against Covid-19,” the DOH said.