Philippines reports 208 new COVID-19 cases, 12,513 in total

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippine Health Department reported yesterday 208 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 12,513.

In a daily bulletin, the Department of Health said 74 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,635. It said that seven more patients have died from the COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 824.

The Department of Health said 174 cases or 83 per cent of the daily cases were reported in Metro Manila, 33 cases or 16 per cent were reported from other parts of the country, and one case or one per cent in the Central Visayas region in the central Philippines.

A security guard watches as a shopper exits from a disinfection channel installed at the entrance of a shopping mall as a preventive measure against COVID-19 in Manila. PHOTO: AFP