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Philippines logs over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 597,763
Women avail of the free MRT ride at the MRT North Ave Station in Quezon City on Mondsy, March 8, 2021 in celebration of National Women's Month.
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Philippines logs over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 597,763

Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - March 8, 2021 - 4:06pm

MANILA, Philippines — For the fourth consecutive day, more than 3,000 new COVID-19 infections were recorded Monday as the country’s coronavirus caseload rose to over 597,000. 

The Department of Health logged 3,356 new COVID-19 cases, pushing to 597,763 the total number of COVID-19 infections. 

Of the total, 39,330 or 6.6% are active cases. 

The DOH also registered 61 new recovered patients, bringing to 545,912 the total number of recoveries in the country. 

Meanwhile, the death toll increased to 12,521 after five people died from the respiratory disease. 

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