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Philippines' coronavirus cases rise close to 190,000

FILE PHOTO: A passenger on board a bus wears a face mask and a makeshift face shield, both mandatory in public transportation, to help curb coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines recorded 2,378 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, its smallest daily spike in nearly four weeks, but the nationwide tally rose to 189,601, still the highest in Southeast Asia.

In a bulletin, the Department of Health also reported 32 more fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 2,998.

Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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