MANILA-The Philippines reported 1,500 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,943,153. The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases dropped to 27,553, while 33 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country’s death toll to 62,882. Metro Manila, the capital region with over 13 million people, tallied 671 new cases.