The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in September has gone down by 34% compared to those logged in August, data from the Department of Health showed.
According to the DOH data, there were 69,442 COVID-19 cases recorded in September compared to 104,455 in August.
From a daily average of 3,370 in August, the number also went down to 2,315 in September.
The number of new cases in September is the lowest in three months since a total of 13,883 and a daily average of 463 was recorded in June.
The DOH on Friday recorded 2,489 new cases, bringing the active tally to 29,118 from 28,172 on Thursday.
This was the second day straight of more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases recorded.
Based on the past two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) remained the region with the highest cases with 13,991, followed by Calabarzon with 5,332, Central Luzon with 2,830, Davao Region with 1,306, and Western Visayas with 757.
The country’s recovery tally also rose to 3,855,975 with 1,497 new recoveries who defeated the viral disease.
Meanwhile, 31 new fatalities were also reported bringing the country’s death toll to 62,947.
The Health department said at least 7,245 beds were occupied, while 21,362 were vacant as the bed occupancy in the country stood at 25.3% as of Wednesday, September 28.
At least 19,056 individuals were tested, while 340 testing labs submitted data as of Thursday, September 29. –NB, GMA News