3,651 COVID Cases Tallied on Eve of Reopening to Foreigners

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The Philippines logged 3,651 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the eve of the Philippines' reopening to fully-vaccinated foreigners.

The day's tally brought active cases to 96,326. It was the third lowest single-day tally since the start of 2022, when the omicron wave started. The Department of Health also reported 12,834 new recoveries and 69 new deaths.

Overall, a total of 3,623,176 COVID-19 cases have been logged since the pandemic began in March 2020, of which 3,472,160 have recovered and 54,690 died.

Starting Feb. 10, foreigners from from visa-free countries will be allowed to enter the Philippines as long as they are fully vaccinated. Returning Filipinos and OFWs can also skip facility-based quarantine as long as they're fully vaccinated.

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