Philippines reports record 26,303 new daily COVID-19 cases

September 11, 2021 - 4:31 PM
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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as protection against the coronarivus disease (COVID-19) holds an umbrella as she carries medical supplies, at Sta. Ana Hospital, in Manila, Philippines, September 8, 2021. (Reuters/Lisa Marie David)

MANILA — The Philippines on Saturday reported a record 26,303 daily coronavirus cases.

The Department of Health said confirmed cases rose to 2.206 million, while deaths rose by 79 to 34,978.

—Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by William Mallard