July 31, 2020 / 8:58 AM / 8 days ago

Philippines records 4,063 new coronavirus cases, Southeast Asia's highest jump for second day

Jeepney drivers who lost livelihoods amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak beg for financial support on a roadside in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Friday confirmed 4,063 novel coronavirus infections, reporting the highest daily case increase in Southeast Asia for a second straight day.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections have risen to 93,354, while deaths increased by 40 to 2,023.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday maintained coronavirus restrictions in the capital and some provinces for another two weeks to try to control the spread of the virus.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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