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Philippines logs 545 new COVID-19 cases

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 545 new COVID-19 infections yesterday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,673,201.

The DOH said the death toll from COVID-19 complications now reached 57,999.

“The COVID-19 cases are now on a slow decline,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told an online briefing, noting that the total bed utilisation is at low risk, and the country’s intensive care utilisation is steadily declining.

The DOH has reported under 1,000 daily cases since March 2 as the Omicron wave, which peaked in mid-January, ebbed. It reported the highest single-day tally on January 15, with 39,004 new cases.