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Philippines reports 2,057 new coronavirus cases, 19 more deaths

A janitor wearing personal protective equipment for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rides down an escalator at a train station in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/Files

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday recorded 2,057 new coronavirus infections and 19 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 367,819 while deaths have reached 6,934.

The Philippines has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Lincoln Feast.

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