Philippines logs 17,382 new COVID-19 cases

Philippines logs 17,382 new COVID-19 cases

Philippines logs 17,382 new COVID-19 cases
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MANILA – The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 17,382 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, raising the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,528,796.

The DOH said 70 more people died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country’s death toll to 53,871.

The number of active cases dropped to 213,587 as the country’s positivity rate also dipped to 33.3 percent.

Read more: Philippines logs 18,638 new COVID-19 cases, total exceeds 3.5 mln

The Philippines has seen four waves of infections since the outbreak in 2020. The country reported the highest single-day tally on Jan. 15, with 39,004 new cases.

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The Philippines, which has around 110 million population, has tested more than 25 million people.

 

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