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Philippines tops 1.6 million COVID-19 cases with 8,167 new infections 

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Philippines tops 1.6 million COVID-19 cases with 8,167 new infections 
Traffic builds up on Marcos Highway on Monday morning, Aug. 2, 2021 as new police-manned quarantine control points are set up on boundaries around Metro Manila.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday logged 8,167 additional coronavirus cases, pushing the country's total to 1,605,762.

August 2 is the fourth straight day of authorities reporting more than 8,000 new infections. DOH said three laboratories did not turn in screening results. 

  • Active cases: 62,615 or 3.9% of the total
  • Recoveries: 9,095, bringing the number to 1,515,054
  • Deaths: 77, or now 28,093 in total

 

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Longer curfew, more hospital admissions

  • Metro Manila mayors agreed to a new curfew between 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. when the capital region shifts to enhanced community quarantine from August 6 to 20.
     
  • The Philippine General Hospital reported a "consistent" rise in patients admitted to the country's largest COVID-19 referral facility.
     
  • DOH said walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations will not be allowed in areas under ECQ.
     
  • Community groups pressed government to provide cash and in-kind aid to informal waste workers affected by the new lockdowns amid the threat of the Delta variant. 

COVID-19 TALLY PHILIPPINES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH METRO MANILA PHILIPPINE GENERAL HOSPITAL
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