CM – The Philippines has 10,098 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 936,000

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The death toll rose to 15,960 after 150 more patients died of the viral disease, said the Ministry of Health.

Published: April 18, 2021 3:29 PM |

Last updated: April 18, 2021 3:39 pm

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The country continues to detect more coronavirus variants as the number of infections increases. (File Photo | PTI)

The Philippine Ministry of Health (DOH) reported 10,098 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 936,133.

The death toll rose to 15,960 after 150 more patients died of the viral disease.

The Philippines, with around 110 million inhabitants, has tested over 10 million people since the outbreak in January 2020.

The DOH confirmed the detection of 642 on Sunday new cases of the rapidly expanding variants in the 752 sequenced samples collected from returning Filipinos and local communities overseas.

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