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Philippines reports record daily rise of 8,019 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A vendor wearing a protective face mask, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), cycles past a flower market in Manila, Philippines, March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Monday reported 8,019 new coronavirus infections, registering a record daily increase in cases.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had reached 671,792, while deaths increased by four to 12,972. It was the third time the Philippines has posted a fresh high in daily cases in the past four days.

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