Philippines logs 2,117 new COVID-19 cases

A woman wearing a face mask is seen at a market in Manila, the Philippines on March 26, 2021. (File photo: Xinhua)

MANILA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 2,117 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,953,886.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases dropped to 28,872, while 32 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 63,013.

Metro Manila, the capital region with over 13 million people, tallied 908 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 73 million people.