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Philippines logs new record-high 22,366 COVID-19 cases

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Philippines logs new record-high 22,366 COVID-19 cases
Residents receive their first dose of Moderna vaccine at the "Vaccine Express" of Vice President Leni Robredo's team in San Pedro Laguna on Aug. 28, 2021.
The STAR / Geremy Pintolo

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Monday reported 22,366 more coronavirus cases, its new record-high number of infections since the start of the pandemic. 

Today's numbers pushed the country's total to 1,976,202. Active cases were also up by 5,373 from the 143,221 on August 29. The Department of Health said two laboratories did not submit test results.

  • Active cases: 148,594 or 7.5% of the total
     
  • Recoveries: 16,864, bringing the number to 1,794,278
     
  • Deaths: 222, or now 33,330 in total

 

 

Honoring 'modern day' heroes

  • President Rodrigo Duterte honored front line workers amid the coronavirus pandemic in this year's National Heroes' Day. It came as hospital personnel in Metro Manila staged protests over their still unreleased benefits.
     
  • Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, stressed that all Filipinos are called to be a heroes especially during the ongoing health crisis. 
     
  • A teachers' group called for a salary hike and release of delayed benefits to health and education workers. It added the government's recognition of "modern day" heroes would be mere lip service if it fails to do so and improve working conditions.

  • Metro Manila will stay under modified enhanced community quarantine until September 7 as the country continues to face the threat of the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19.
     
  • Police Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Philippine National Police, said over 117,000 quarantine "violators" were recorded in the last nine days. Some 13,000 of that, he added, is from Metro Manila.  

ALLIANCE OF CONCERNED TEACHERS

COVID-19 TALLY PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

LENI ROBREDO

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE

RODRIGO DUTERTE

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