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Philippines reports 2,396 new coronavirus infections, 17 more deaths

A couple wearing masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) takes a selfie beside a mural depicting frontline workers in Manila, Philippines, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday confirmed 2,396 new coronavirus infections and 17 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said the Southeast Asian country’s total confirmed cases had climbed to 383,113, while its death toll had risen to 7,238, the region’s second highest after Indonesia.

An additional 17,727 patients had recovered, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 348,760, it said.

Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by Sam Holmes