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Health

Philippines confirms 1,772 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday recorded 1,772 new coronavirus infections and 49 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 387,161 while deaths have reached 7,318. The Philippines has the second highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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