MANILA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 2,562 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections on Thursday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,961,349.
The Department of Health (DOH) said Metro Manila, the Philippine capital with over 13 million people, tallied 1,174 new cases, and the number of active cases or patients still battling COVID-19 rose to 26,380 from Wednesday's 25,733.
The DOH said 38 patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 63,149.
The Philippines, with around 110 million population, has tested over 32.79 million people since the viral disease emerged in January 2020.
The Philippines reported the highest single-day tally on Jan. 15, with 39,004 new cases. The country has seen four COVID-19 waves since the pandemic broke out. ■