Philippines’ daily Covid tally at record high for third straight day

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The Philippines’ daily tally of new Covid-19 cases hit a record high for the third straight day on Saturday, as the health department confirmed the community transmission of the Omicron variant in the capital region. The Department of Health reported 39,004 additional Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest daily count since the pandemic started, pushing the country’s total caseload to more than 3.16 million. The death toll rose by 43 to 52,858, it added. The cases have been spiking in the past two weeks. About half of the infections were from the capital region of Metro Manila, a sprawling me…

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