July 30, 2020 / 11:12 AM / 15 days ago

Philippines confirms nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day increase

MANILA, July 30 (Reuters) - The Philippine government’s COVID-19 task force confirmed 3,954 new infections on Thursday, the country’s largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases.

The information on the surge in infections, which was a sharp increase from the record 2,539 cases confirmed on July 8, was mentioned in a regular circular issued by the inter-agency task force.

The health ministry was expected to release further details later on Thursday. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)

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