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Health

Philippines records 2,249 new coronavirus cases, 87 more deaths

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

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday recorded 2,249 new coronavirus infections and 87 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines have increased to 336,926, the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths have reached 6,238.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; editing by Richard Pullin

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