The Health Department said the number of active cases rose to 17,393, while 20 more patients died from complications of COVID-19, bringing the country’s death toll to 64,524.
Metro Manila, the capital region with more than 13 million people, registered 321 new cases.
The Philippines reported its highest single-day COVID-19 count of 39,004 new cases on January 15. The country, with a population of about 110 million, has fully vaccinated more than 73.7 million people. ■