Philippines logs 6,560 new COVID-19 cases


July 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Wednesday said there were 6,560 more individuals who contracted the COVID-19, pushing the country's total to 1,524,449.

Today's numbers saw active cases up by 1.190 from July 20's 46,806. The Department of Health said four laboratories failed to submit testing results.

  • Active cases: 47,996 or 3.1% of the total

  • Recoveries: 5,364, bringing the number to 1,449,579

  • Deaths: 32, or now 26,874 in total

NCR cases up; local governments urged to act vs Delta

  • Interior Secretary Eduardo Año told local governments to come up with strategies to respond to a possible local transmission of the Delta variant in the country. 

  • Vice President Leni Robredo said she hopes President Rodrigo Duterte's last State of the Nation Address would focus on better addressing the COVID-19 crisis at home with clear targets. 

  • OCTA Research noted an increase in new COVID-19 infections in Metro Manila in the last week. The reproduction rate — or the number of persons a positive individual can infect — in the capital region, has stood at 1.08.

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