Philippines posts over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1A medical staff treats a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Manila, Philippines, on April 6. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) on July 28 confirmed 4,478 COVID-19 infections, pushing the country’s total caseload to 1,566,667.

The day saw another 84 deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 27,401. 

Also according to the body, the number of cases in 11 areas in Metro Manila, home to over 13 million people, has increased by 19 percent compared to three to four weeks ago.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque stressed the need to continue strengthening the local health system capacities and further augmenting the needed resources.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire warned that the daily active cases in Metro Manila might reach 11,000 by the end of September.

The Philippines has been in varying lockdown restrictions since March last year./.