Philippines logs 7,174 new Covid-19 cases, total over 1.1 million

Ederlina Paraiso, 81, gets a shot of China's Sinovac vaccine at home, administered by health workers at Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 5,2021. - Reuters

MANILA, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 7,174 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,101,990.

The death toll climbed to 18,472 after 204 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

The Philippines, which has about 110 million population, has tested over 11 million people since the outbreak in January 2020. Enditem

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