The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday listed 3,520 new COVID-19 cases, boosting the total nationwide caseload to 3,938,203.
Sunday’s total was the highest in six days and came after three days straight of more than 2,000 new infections.
Meanwhile, all PinasLakas vaccination activities on Monday in areas affected by Super Typhoon Karding are canceled, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire announced on Sunday.
The DOH was supposed to kick off its PinasLakas Special Vaccination Days on Monday, September 26, until September 30 to ramp up the booster uptake in the country.
Based on the DOH’s national COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, there are 19 million Filipinos who have received their booster shots. Meanwhile at least 72.9 million individuals are now fully vaccinated against the viral disease.
The DOH launched PinasLakas in July with the hope of administering booster shots to 23.8 million Filipinos or 50% of the country’s eligible population within the first 100 days of the Marcos administration.
Based on the DOH’s latest data, the country’s active cases increased to 35,399 from 32,323 on Saturday, the third straight day with more than 30,000 active infections.
The number of recoveries climbed to 3,840,041 while the death toll rose by 31 to 62,790.
According to the DOH, the regions with the most cases in the last two weeks were the National Capital Region with 13,808 followed by Calabarzon with 5,054, and Central Luzon with 2,804.
The Health Department said at least 16,093 individuals were tested, while 327 testing labs submitted data on September 24. It said that the bed occupancy in the country was 26%, with 7,425 beds occupied, while 21,130 were vacant.