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Philippines reports 186 more coronavirus deaths, record daily toll

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported 186 more deaths related to the novel coronavirus, a new daily record and the highest single-day fatality rate recorded so far in Southeast Asia.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 4,292, while confirmed cases rose by 4,935 to 257,863. The Philippines has the most COVID-19 infections in the region.

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Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Kim Coghill

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