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7,186 new COVID-19 infections push Philippines caseload to 1.56M

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7,186 new COVID-19 infections push Philippines caseload to 1.56M
In this March 2021 photo, long lines of commuters can be seen at the EDSA-Quezon Avenue bus stop and MRT GMA-Kamuning station.
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MANILA, Philippines — Local health authorities on Tuesday reported 7,186 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,562,420.

More Pfizer jabs arrive as cases surge in Metro Manila

  • The Philippines on Monday night received over 375,000 doses of the vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech. 
  • Of the total 375,570 doses, 51,489 doses were delivered to Cebu City, while 51,480 doses will be shipped to Davao City today.

  • OCTA Research called for "circuit-breaking" lockdowns, warning that a surge in COVID-19 infections has begun in Metro Manila where the highly transmissible Delta variant may be playing a factor. 

  • "Right now, it's official: we are in a surge here in the National Capital Region," OCTA fellow Ranjit Rye said during a government briefing. "We can't disregard or not pay attention to this increase." 

— Bella Perez-Rubio with a report from Christian Deiparine and Gaea Katreena Cabico 

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