Philippines logs 791 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
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Philippines logs 791 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

The Philippines reported 791 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to more than 4 million.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases dropped to 18,016, while 19 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country’s death toll to 64,921.

Metro Manila, the capital region recorded over 13 million people, tallied 330 new cases.

DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the number of new cases in the country increased by six per cent compared to the previous week.

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In Metro Manila, the number of new cases rose by 15 per cent.

But she noted that hospital admission remains low-risk in all regions.

The Philippines reported its highest COVID-19 single-day tally of 39,004 new cases on Jan. 15.

The country, with a population of around 110 million, has fully vaccinated over 73.8 million people. (Xinhua)




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