Philippines reports 555 new COVID-19 cases

MANILA (XINHUA) – The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 21,895 after the Department of Health (DoH) reported 555 new infections yesterday.

The DoH said in a daily bulletin the number of recoveries further climbed to 4,530 after 89 more patients were healed.

The death toll increased to 1,003 after nine more patients succumbed to the disease, the DoH added.

The DoH said three overseas Filipino workers repatriated by the government tested positive for the virus.