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Philippines ends May with 6,684 new COVID-19 cases

Residents of Marikina City receive free food items from a community pantry at Barangay Malanday on May 24, 2021. (The STAR/Walter Bollozos)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday reported 6,684 additional COVID-19 cases, closing the month with a total of 1,230,301.

Today’s figures came ahead of the new quarantine classifications for June. Malacañang has said that President Rodrigo Duterte will make the announcement tonight in his weekly address.

    • Active cases: 54,290 or 4.4% of the total
    • Recoveries: 6,098, bringing the number to 1,155,045
    • Deaths: 107, or now 20,966 in total

What’s new today?

    • A health official noted that COVID-19 cases in the ‘NCR Plus’ bubble are still going down, but that the decline is getting slower.
    • DOH told the public to continue following health protocols as it awaits word from the World Health Organization on a hybrid COVID-19 variant detected by Vietnam.
    • Analysts from the think tank iLEAD questioned the P54.6-billion allocation for military and police pensions under the proposed “Bayanihan 3” measure at the House of Representatives.

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