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Philippines surpasses 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

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 Saturday reported 2,747 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 88 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 301,256 cases and 5,284 deaths.

The Department of Health also said 787 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 232,906.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Sam Holmes

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