PH’s COVID-19 cases top 700,000 as DOH reports about 10,000 new infections

PH's COVID-19 cases top 700,000 as DOH reports about 10,000 new infections

FILE PHOTO: A large computer monitor at the command center of PureForce and Rescue Operation Corp. in Santa Cruz, Manila, shows the COVID-19 hot spots in the Philippines as of March 18, 2021. INQUIRER FILE/RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ COVID-19 cases propelled to 702,856 on Friday as health authorities reported a fresh daily-high of 9,838 infections.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) also showed that nationwide active cases are now at their highest 109,018 since the first case of the new coronavirus disease was detected in the Philippines in January last year.


Meanwhile, 663 more COVID-positive patients have recovered, raising the tally to 580,689, while fatalities rose to 13,149 with the death of 54.

In the wake of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, the government recently placed Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, and Laguna under general community quarantine – and called it the “NCR Plus bubble” from March 22 to April 4 in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.


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