July 10, 2020 / 9:17 AM / a month ago

Philippines reports 42 new coronavirus deaths, biggest daily rise since April

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A nurse gets a swab from a man under observation for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a booth set up in a hospital parking lot in Manila, Philippines, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday reported 42 new coronavirus deaths, the largest single-day increase in nearly three months, and 1,233 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had increased to 1,360, while confirmed cases had reached 52,914.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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