The Philippines confirmed a record nearly 7,000 coronavirus infections in a single day this Monday, bringing the total to 136,638 cases and 2,293 deaths since the pandemic began.
The Ministry of Health, which has confirmed that it is still the hardest hit country in Southeast Asia, has reported that there have been 6,958 additional cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths on the last day, as reported by TV broadcaster ABS-. CBN.
About 60 percent of these new cases have been registered in the capital region known as Metro Manila, which is subject to strict quarantine measures at least until next week. At least 254 cases have been identified among Filipino citizens who have returned to the country in the past few weeks.
During protests against the prolongation of detention until the end of August, Deputy Health Minister Maria Rosario Vergeire said it could take some time for the effects of more restrictive measures to manifest. “It may be three weeks before we see each other,” he said.