The Department of Health on Sunday reported that the total number of cases of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is now 500,577.
DOH in its latest case bulletin also reported 11 new deaths, bringing the pathogen’s death toll in the country to 9,895.
“Though much has changed in the pandemic, our responsibility to each other remains. The validity of our minimum public health standards against the spread of COVID-19 has been proving, and this is why we should intensify our observance of these with the new variant of COVID-19 now in the country,” the DOH said in Filipino for its message of the day.
“Always remember the proper usage of face masks and face shields, our physical distancing, and washing and sanitizing hands often. Our safety hinges on following these rules,” it also said.