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Health

Philippines reports 2,261 new coronavirus cases, 50 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

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Thursday recorded 2,261 novel coronavirus infections and 50 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 348,698 while deaths reached 6,497, next only to Indonesia for the most COVID-19 casualties in the Southeast Asia region.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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