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5,479 new COVID-19 cases push Philippines' total to 1.54 million

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5,479 new COVID-19 cases push Philippines' total to 1.54 million
People brave the heavy rain in Kamuning EDSA, Quezon City on July 22, 2021. Typhoon Fabian (international name Cempaka) enhanced southwest monsoon that brought heavy rain for almost a week since Monday.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Sunday reported 5,479 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total count of infections to 1,548,755.

Today's numbers saw active cases down by 139 from July 24's 54,401. Authorities said three laboratories failed to submit screening results.

  • Active cases: 54,262 or 3.5% of the total
  • Recoveries: 5,573 bringing the number to 1,467,269
  • Deaths: 93, or now 27,224 in total

Vaccinations amid rains

  • President Rodrigo Duterte told local governments to rethink their inoculation programs after reports of individuals who endured the monsoon rains and floods last week just to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Vice President Leni Robredo said their inoculation project in Naga City was able to administer the jabs on some 6,715 residents in just two days. They are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as they received Johnson & Johnson's single-shot jab.

  • The NDRRMC reminded thousands in evacuation sites to continue following COVID-19 health protocols amid the threat of the highly infectious Delta variant. Some 44,000 are staying in emergency shelters following strong rains from the southwest monsoon or the habagat.

COVID-19 TALLY PHILIPPINES COVID-19 VACCINES DELTA VARIANT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HABAGAT LENI ROBREDO NDRRMC RODRIGO DUTERTE
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