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Philippines records 3,821 new coronavirus cases, 80 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A bus driver and passengers 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 Thursday confirmed 3,821 more new coronavirus infections, the most in 11 days, and 80 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 248,947, the most in Southeast Asia, while COVID-19 deaths have reached 4,066.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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