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Philippines ranks 8th in global COVID-19 cases

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City of Manila residents wait for their turn to get their COVID-19 jab as the local government began its 24/7 vaccination program on Aug. 8, 2021.

The STAR / Miguel de Guzman, file


MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ranked eighth among countries with the most COVID-19 cases in the past 28 days, according to the global tracker of the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine (JHU) based in Maryland.


Based on the JHU Dashboard yesterday, the Philippines was in eighth place with 527,114 COVID-19 cases in the last 29 days and 2,366,749 total cases as of Sept. 19.


The other Asian countries that made it to the top 20 of the COVID-19 table in the past 28 days are Malaysia at seventh with 542,737 cases; Thailand at 10th with 432,620; Japan at 11th with 390,827; Vietnam 13th with 340,316 and Indonesia at 17th with 221,481 cases.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/21/2128513/philippines-ranks-8th-global-covid-19-cases


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