MANILA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 5,479 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,548,755.
The DOH said the death toll climbed to 27,224 after 93 more patients died from the viral disease.
The Philippines, with a population of 110 million, has tested more than 15 million people since the outbreak in January 2020.
The mayors of Metro Manila, home to over 13 million people, have reimposed longer curfew hours from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time amid the threat of the highly contagious Delta variant. The country has detected 64 Delta variant cases so far.
"We need to limit the movement of the public through the imposition of longer curfew hours," Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos said. Enditem