Philippines logs 8,027 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 1,308,352; active cases in country now tops 60,000


Davao City residents undergoing Covid-19 swab tests on Saturday (June 12, 2021). - Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN

MANILA, June 12 (Philippines Daily Imnquirer/ANN): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday 8,027 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,308,352.

The death toll climbed to 22, 652 after 145 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

The Philippines, which has more than 110 million population, has tested more than 13 million people since the outbreak in January 2020.

Saturday's numbers also meant the country’s active number of cases has surpassed the 60, 000-mark.

Meanwhile, some 8, 940 individuals have recovered from the disease, raising the number of patients who have survived the disease to 1, 225, 359.

The DOH noted that all laboratories were able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System. - Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN

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