COVID-19 infections in Philippines remain high hinh anh 1At a hospital in Manila, the Philippines. (Photo: AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Philippines on January 17 logged 37,070 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths from the disease, bringing the respective figures to 3,242,374 and 52,929.

Its Health Ministry said the number of patients under treatment has hit all-time high to 290,938.

The country is striving to prevent the fourth pandemic wave amid a spike of infections this month due to much travelling and rapid spread of Omicron and Delta variants.

On January 15, it confirmed a record 39,004 cases since the pandemic outbreak./.