By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,672 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the country total to 401,416.

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Cavite topped the list of areas with new confirmed cases with 100 infections. It is followed by Davao City with 99, Quezon City with 81, Batangas with 78, and Baguio City with 70 infections.

49 new deaths were reported today, which brought the death toll to 7,710.

While the DOH advised the public this week against holding and attending in-person gatherings and different kinds of celebrations which may increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission, officials in Cebu City said they will strictly enforce the “no-caroling” and “no Christmas party” policy to avoid mass gatherings.

Mayor Edgardo Labella said, “I hope that our carolers would understand our point here that like other traditions, we tend to postpone caroling. We are still in the middle of the pandemic.”

He noted that carolers could be arrested by authorities. “Of course, we will give them the chance to stop their caroling activities,” Labella said.