MANILA – Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces (AFP) Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino, Jr., tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed on Monday.

“Fortunately, I am fully vaccinated and in good spirits to order to continue my job, albeit in quarantine, “revealed Faustino.

” In fact, I intend to practically attend the Western Mindanao Command change of command tomorrow, “he said.

The Philippines listed above 18,332 new COVID-19 patients, the highest number of new cases in a single day since the first detection of the coronavirus in the country last January.

The country has recorded a total of 1,857,646 infections, according to the Department of Health (DOH) .