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Philippines records 2,426 new coronavirus cases, 58 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker takes blood sample from a passenger at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-thru testing center in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 2,426 new coronavirus infections and 58 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 311,694, nearly a third of which were reported in September alone, while deaths had reached 5,504.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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