Philippines logs 10,098 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 936,000

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Manila [Philippines], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 10,098 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 936,133.

The death toll climbed to 15,960 after 150 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

The Philippines, which has an about 110-million population, has tested over 10 million people since the outbreak in January 2020.

The country continues to detect more coronavirus variants as the number of infections soars.

The DOH confirmed on Sunday the detection of 642 new cases of the fast-spreading variants in the 752 sequenced samples taken from returning overseas Filipinos and local communities. (ANI/Xinhua)