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Philippines reports 3,176 new coronavirus infections, 70 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/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday reported 3,176 more novel coronavirus infections and 70 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 245,143, nearly half of which were reported in the past 30 days, while confirmed deaths have reached 3,986.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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