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Philippines reports 1,672 new coronavirus cases, 49 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Passengers on board a bus wear face masks and face shields, 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 Philippine health ministry on Wednesday recorded 1,672 new coronavirus infections and 49 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 401,416 while deaths have reached 7,710.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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