MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus cases in the Philippines rose to 1,367,894 after the Department of Health logged Tuesday 3,666 new infections.
Active cases decreased by 3,151 from Monday's 55,847. The Department of Health said 12 laboratories did not submit testing results.
- Active cases: 52,696 or 3.9% of the total
- Recoveries: 6,810, bringing total to 1,291,389
- Deaths: 60, raising death toll to 23,809
What's new today?
- The Philippines will resume sending workers to Oman once the Gulf state lifts the travel restriction currently imposed on travelers from the Philippines.
- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered law enforcement agents to arrest those who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19, contradicting current government policy which lets people freely choose whether to get the shot or not. He did not provide a legal basis for his fresh arrest order.
- Government officials were quick to say that the president merely used "strong words" to stress his point and was not completely serious about his threat.
- Duterte again rejected the Deparment of Education's proposal for the resumption of face-to-face classes, citing the danger posed by the Delta variant and the need to vaccinate the majority of the population.
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