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Philippines health officials reported 356 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, which is the lowest single day total in 17 months on the archipelago.

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Active cases declined further to 13,026 as of today.

The cumulative total now stands at 2,835,345 since the start of the pandemic.

Health authorities also reported 92 additional fatalities. According to the Department of Health (DOH), of the 92 reported deaths, only three occurred in December 2021.

The COVID-19 related death total is now 49,591.

In Quezon City, the seven-day average in new daily COVID-19 cases has decreased to 29, lowest since May 2020.

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The OCTA Research Group says Quezon City is considered a low-risk area using indicators based on DOH and

It added that the city’s goal is to sustain the low number of new infections through “excellent pandemic management using bio-surveillance, testing, contact tracing, localized lockdowns, and cooperation of its residents.”