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Health

Philippines confirms 2,415 novel coronavirus cases, 59 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing face masks and face shields scramble to board a bus, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday recorded 2,415 new coronavirus infections and 59 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 314,079, the most in Southeast Asia, while deaths had reached 5,562.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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