5,828 new infections bring Philippines coronavirus caseload to 1.53M

5,828 new infections bring Philippines coronavirus caseload to 1.53M
An eight-year-old boy shows his appointment slip and other supporting documents to the personnel of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as he secures his national identification card at the LGU-Canopy in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya on Monday. The task force has allowed children aged 5 and above to go outdoors in areas under general community quarantine.
The STAR / Victor Martin

MANILA, Philippines — Local health authorities on Thursday reported 5,828 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,530,266.

More local cases of Delta variant detected; 1.5-M more Sinovac doses arrive 

  • The Department of Health said it detected 12 new local cases of the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19. 

  • Six of the new cases were from Central Luzon, three from Metro Manila, two from Calabarzon and one from Bicol Region, DOH said. 

  • The new cases bring the total number of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant cases in the Philippines to 47 — 8 of them are classified active. 

  •  Another 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech arrived in the country this morning.

  • A coach of Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, according to Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino. 

— Bella Perez-Rubio 


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