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Philippines posts record 10,016 new Covid-19 cases

29 March 2021

By The SUN 

The daily Covid-19 tally rose to more than 10k for the first time

The Philippines recorded its highest ever daily tally of new coronavirus cases, with the additional infections breaching the 10,000 mark for the first time on Monday, Mar 29.

The 10,016 new cases pushed the country’s total Covid-19 tally to 731,894. The number of active cases is also at an all-time high at 115,495, or 15.8 of the overall figure.


But deaths slowed down to 16, bringing the total to 13,186.

The unprecedented increase in the number of cases came on the day Metro Manila and the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan were put under virtual lockdown, with the restoration of the enhanced community quarantine restriction.

Previously, the daily record was 9,838 new cases, posted last Friday.


Among the active cases, 95.9 percent only had mild or no symptoms,  2.4% were asymptomatic, 0.7% had serious symptoms, and another 0.7% are in critical condition.

Despite the record-breaking tally, results from three laboratories were not included as they failed to submit their data on time, said the Department of Health.

Heavy traffic was reported in many areas because of ECQ restrictions (file)

Meanwhile, heavy traffic was reported on the first day of the ECQ implementation in the National Capital Region and four adjacent provinces, mainly because of delays at checkpoints set up in key places across the designated area.

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Motorists are required to show proof that their travel is essential or that they are authorized persons outside residents (Apor) like bank personnel, supermarket or restaurant workers, or other essential services staff.  

On the same day, two cities – Manila and Navotas – began inoculating senior citizens, or those aged 60 years old and above, against Covid-19.


According to the Manila’s public information office, about 1,585 elderly residents received their first dose of the AstraZeneca jab in 12 vaccination sites across the city by 10am today.

At least 2,380 others had pre-registered at to get the jab, but Mayor Isko Moreno said walk-in applicants will also be accommodated.


In Navotas, about 200 elderly residents were registered to receive the vaccine within the day, while another 200 were slated for inoculation Tuesday.

One million doses of Sinovac vaccines bought by the Phl from China arrived today

The Philippines, which launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive earlier this month, aims to vaccinate 50 to 70 million of its citizens by yearend to achieve herd immunity.

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Late this afternoon, government officials led by President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed the arrival of 1 million doses of vaccine from mainland company Sinovac, the first to be paid for by the country.

So-called vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said an additional 24 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine will arrive in the coming months.

Earlier shipments from Sinovac of 1 million doses were donated by the Chinese government while 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca were sent through the Covax facility under the leadership of the World Health Organization.

Galvez said 979,200 more AstraZeneca jabs coursed through Covax will arrive early next month.

In line with protocols set by the WHO, medical frontliners were given first priority for the vaccines, with seniors next in line.



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