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Philippines reports 1,607 new coronavirus cases, 62 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs a swab test to a vendors at Pritil Public Market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Monday recorded 1,607 new coronavirus infections and 62 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 371,630, while deaths had reached 7,039. The Philippines has the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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