Philippines logs 3,050 new Covid-19 cases

Manila: The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,050 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 3,637,280.

The DOH reported no new deaths from the pandemic due to “technical issues in extracting data (from the system),” leaving the death toll at 54,930.

The number of active cases dropped to 81,394 from Saturday’s 84,229 in the country. The positivity rate fell to 11.7 percent from 14.3 percent the previous day. The Philippines has suffered four waves of Covid-19 infections since the pandemic began in January 2020 in the Southeast Asian country.

It reported the highest single-day tally on Jan. 15, with 39,004 new cases. The Philippines, with a population of around 110 million, has so far tested over 26 million people for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, China on Sunday reported 26 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Monday.

Of the new local infections, 18 were reported in Liaoning, six in Guangxi, and one each in Guangdong and Yunnan, the commission said in its daily report, as per Xinhua news agency. Sunday also saw seven provincial-level regions reporting 58 imported Covid-19 cases, said the commission. Two new suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai. No deaths from Covid-19 were reported on the day, it added, reported the news agency.