Philippines logs highest daily spike of 22,415 new Covid-19 cases; total now above 2.1 million

Workers sort out bags from passengers before they go to their respective quarantine facilities as they arrive at Manila's International Airport, Philippines on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. The government lifts travel restrictions in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia starting Monday as the country hits the highest single-day record of 22,415 new Covid-19 cases. - AP

MANILA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 22,415 new Covid-19 infections on Monday, the highest ever single-day spike, raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 2,103,331.

The DOH also reported 103 coronavirus-related deaths, raising the country's death toll to 34,337. Eight laboratories failed to submit data, it said.

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