NEW RECORD: Philippines COVID Cases Jump 22,366 in One Day

Cases continue to rise.
Photo/s: Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

The Philippines on Monday recorded 22,366 new COVID-19 cases, a new record high single-day tally, as authorities started implementing street-level lockdowns.

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This beats the previous record logged on Aug. 29 with 18,258 COVID-19 cases. The day's tally brought the number of active cases to 148,595 and the cumulative total since the pandemic began to 1,976,202.

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There were 222 new deaths and 16,864 recoveries, bringing the totals to 33,330 and 1,794,278 respectively.

Metro Manila is under MECQ, the second strictest community quarantine classification until Sept. 7 with some areas under granular or street-level lockdowns.

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