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Health

Philippines reports 1,635 coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing face masks and face shields queue to ride a bus, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,635 novel coronavirus cases, the lowest daily increase in infections in two weeks, and 50 new deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections in the Philippines have increased to 291,789, the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths have reached 5,049.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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