July 7, 2020 / 8:55 AM / a month ago

Philippines confirms 1,540 new coronavirus infections, six more deaths

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 1,540 new cases of the novel coronavirus and six deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections have risen to 47,873 while deaths have reached 1,309. Close to a fifth of its cases have come in the past five days.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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