Philippines records 9,661 new COVID-19 cases, pushing total to 989,380

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 3:33 PM Print This Post

The Philippines logged Saturday 9,661 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total number of people who have been infected to 989,380.

Active cases: 89,485 or 9% of the total

Recoveries: 883,221, pushing total to 22,877

Deaths: 145, bringing total to 16,674

What’s new today?

* Health regulators in the United States said COVID-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s shot can resume following a pause due to concerns over rare blood clots.

* US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer is planning a new version of its coronavirus vaccine that can be stored in a standard freezer and comes diluted and ready for use, its CEO told Agence France Presse.

* The country’s Food and Drug Administration reported that 24 people died out of over one million individuals who got vaccinated against COVID-19, but stressed that most of them had pre-existing illnesses. In a briefing, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said that 19 of the reported deaths are coincidental or unrelated to vaccination.


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