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Philippines health officials have reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 in two consecutive days, 10,623 new infections on Aug 6 and 11,021 new infections on Aug 7, as officials warn of a spike in cases.

“We may see a spike in cases in the coming days. The trend on this period would depend on the actions taken by the government”, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

The current rise in Covid-19 cases, it said, was brought about by several factors—failure to observe minimum public health standards, failure to enforce the prevent-detect-isolate/quarantine-reintegrate strategies, continued movement of the public, and the presence of different variants of concern such as the Delta variant.

On Friday, the DOH has placed eight areas in the National Capital Region and over 25 others nationwide under Alert Level 4 due to the high number of coronavirus cases.

In Metro Manila, areas under Alert Level 4 are Quezon City, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Makati, Malabon, San Juan and Pateros.

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Also under Alert Level 4 are Cordillera Administrative Region – Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet; Region 1- Ilocos Norte; Region 2 – Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino; Region 3 – Angeles City, Bataan, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac; Region 4-A – Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Lucena City; Region 6 – Iloilo, Iloilo City; Region 7 – Cebu, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City; Region 8 – Tacloban City; Region 10 – Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin; Region 11 – Davao City; Region 12 – General Santos City.

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