Covid count nears 1M with 8,162 new cases

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Residents of Barangay Matandang Balara in Quezon City fall in line to pick up food items at the barangay’s newly opened community pantry on Sunday. PHOTO BY RUY MARTINEZ

THE number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases neared the one million mark on Sunday as the Department of Health reported 8,162 new cases, bringing the total to 997,523.

It said 77,075 cases were active but most patients either had mild or no symptoms at all.

OCTA Research predicted that the country would cross the I million milestone before the end of the month.

The DoH reported 20,509 recoveries, for a total of 903,665.

However, 109 patients succumbed to the virus, pushing the death toll to 16,783.

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