Philippines logs 370 new Covid-19 cases, 171 deaths


Students attend a flag raising ceremony before classes at Ricardo P. Cruz elementary school in Taguig city, suburban Manila on Dec 6, 2021, after authorities loosened Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions to allow limited in-person classes in the capital city. - AFP

MANILA (Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 370 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday (Dec 8) in the South-East Asian country, taking the total tally to 2,835,593.

The DOH also reported that 171 more patients died from Covid-19 complications in the country, bringing the coronavirus related death toll to 49,761. Of the 171 newly reported deaths, the DOH said six occurred this month.

The Philippines has reported below 1,000 daily cases since Nov 24.

The DOH said 28,431 frontline medical workers, primarily nurses and physicians, have been recorded to be infected with Covid-19, with at least 114 deaths.

The Philippines, which has around 110 million population, has tested more than 23 million people for Covid-19 since the pandemic.

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Philippines , Covid-19 , cases

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Sarawak to continue with plans to open trade and tourism offices in Brunei and Kalimantan
Malaysia drops five spots in corruption perceptions index ranking
North Korea appears to have fired cruise missiles
Duterte to name ‘most corrupt’ presidential bet before May 9 polls
Covid-19: 4,066 new cases bring total to 2,840,225
Asean+3 GDP to grow 4.9 per cent in 2022: report
NagaWorld: Covid-19 losses drove layoffs
Royal crown slips as Elizabeth prepares to mark 70 years as queen
Hun Sen says his Myanmar trip managed to plant trees, not cut them down
Oil prices rebound as growing geopolitical tensions fuel supply fears

Others Also Read


Vouchers