Philippines sees record 22,820 new daily coronavirus cases

September 9, 2021 - 9:00 PM
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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as protection against the coronarivus disease (COVID-19) transports a suspected COVID-19 patient, at Sta. Ana Hospital, in Manila, Philippines, September 8, 2021. (Reuters/Lisa Marie David)

MANILA — The Department of Health on Thursday reported 22,820 coronavirus cases, a new daily record.

It said total confirmed cases rose to 2.16 million, while deaths reached 34,733, after confirming 61 more fatalities. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty