Philippines logs 4,806 new COVID-19 cases

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,806 new COVID-19 infections yesterday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,740,111.

The DOH also reported that 260 more people died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the country’s death toll to 41,237.

Despite the decline of COVID-19 cases, the DOH data showed that Metro Manila, home to over 13 million people, remains the top region with the most active and new cases.

The DOH reported its highest ever daily tally on September 11 with 26,303 cases. The Philippines with around 110 million population has tested more than 21 million people since the outbreak in January 2020.

A health worker inoculates a citizen with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site in Manila, the Philippines. PHOTO: XINHUA