Philippines logs 3,276 new COVID-19 cases, 594,412 in total

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) reported yesterday 3,276 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 594,412.

It is the third day in a row that the Philippines has been reporting over 3,000 daily confirmed cases.

A registered teacher wearing a face mask and shield, gestures in front of a computer as she and dozens other teachers conduct a teleconferencing with stuggling students helping them in their school lessons through online distant learning at a local government-sanctioned online tutorial class in Taguig City, south of Manila on March 3,2021. AFP

The death toll climbed to 12,516 after 51 more patients died from the viral disease, the DoH said, adding that the number of recoveries surged to 545,853 after the DoH reported 10,516 more patients recovered.

The Philippines, which has about 110 million population, has tested over eight million people since the disease emerged in January last year.