MANILA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 2,378 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,932,155.
The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases rose to 30,056, while 35 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 62,730.
Metro Manila, the capital region with over 13 million people, tallied 1,026 new cases.
The Philippines reported its highest COVID-19 single-day tally of 39,004 new cases on Jan. 15. The country, with a population of around 110 million, has fully vaccinated over 72.9 million people. ■