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Philippines records 2,833 new coronavirus cases, 44 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Filipinos queue for cash subsidy from the government amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines reported 2,833 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 44 more deaths on Wednesday.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said the Southeast Asian country’s total confirmed cases had climbed to 294,591, the region’s highest, while its death toll had risen to 5,091.

Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by Martin Petty

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