July 28, 2020 / 9:10 AM / 8 days ago

Philippines confirms 1,678 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

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

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 1,678 new coronavirus infections, reporting more than 1,000 new daily cases for a 14th successive day.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had increased by four to 1,947, with confirmed cases rising to 83,673.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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