5,828 new infections bring Philippines coronavirus caseload to 1.53M

23-Jul-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Local health authorities on Thursday reported 5,828 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,530,266.

Active cases: 50,562 or 3.3 percent of the total

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Deaths: 17, bringing total to 26,891

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The new cases bring the total number of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant cases in the Philippines to 47 8 of them are classified active.

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